December 6, 2022

A yet-to-be-ascertained number of travellers have reportedly been kidnapped on the popular Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, South-West Nigeria.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the incident which happened around Dominion University on Friday evening created tension, as many motorists turned back.

“I can confirm some motorists have just been kidnapped near Dominion University, Ibadan. Many vehicles had to turn back but the road is free as I am talking to you,” a source said.

“I saw three vehicles with their doors wide open and not a single person was found inside the three vehicles and there is no trace of where they ran to.

“One of the cars smashed it bonnet on the wall while the one behind jammed it from behind but there no sign of accident. We are sure it was a case of kidnap because the vehicles were empty.

“At first, we taught it was robbery but if it was not. We should have seen those that were robbed. There was nobody at the scene when my vehicle got there.”

Efforts by this newspaper to get comments from the police were unsuccessful.

Contacted, the Commandant of the Amotekun Corps, Olayinka Olayanju, said he is not aware of the attack.

“I am not aware of such development. There is no way such a thing would happen and we won’t be informed.

“Such thing is strange to me. I will find out and get back to you,” he said.

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