Unknown gunmen have abducted the traditional ruler of Iba community, Lagos State, Oba Goriola Oseni – the Oniba of Iba land. Also abducted were a woman, her three-month-old baby, and a businessman. The gunmen also shot dead one of the palace guards, a motorcycle rider while they shot the monarch’s wife on the leg.
A resident, Ifayemi Yomi, said the gunmen announced their presence with sporadic gunshots which made everyone to scamper to safety. He said,
“The gunmen came in at about 10pm, shooting indiscriminately. They had earlier gone to the Agbede area of Ikorodu, and tried to abduct some oil dealers; but they failed. They then made their way to Iba through the waterways.
“They went to the palace and dragged the traditional ruler out. The residents tried to prevent their entry into the palace and one of them, who worked with the Neighbourhood Watch, was shot dead. A motorcycle rider was also killed.”
“We have not been contacted for ransom. The monarch’s wife is receiving treatment in a Lagos hospital.”
On Friday, the gunmen abducted a woman, her three-month-old baby and a businessman. The gunmen allegedly demanded for 30m so they can release mother and child.