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Kidnappers demand N1.2 billion to release Lagos landlords


LAGOS – The kidnappers, who abducted four landlords around Lekki
Gardens Estate, in the Isheri North area of Lagos State, have demanded
N300m each to release their victims.

The assailants
called family members of their victims on Sunday to make the demand,
threatening to harm the landlords if the demand was not met.
were said to have shot sporadically into the air before taking away
their victims in a speedboat. Those who escaped the attack said they hid
in the water for over one hour until security operatives arrived in the

A source in the community said they demanded ransom, describing the demand as unrealistic.

said, “They have made contact and they asked for N300m for each of the
victims. They said they would communicate where they would drop the
money. But we all know that the demand is unrealistic. Where do they
expect the families to get N1.2bn from?”

The source
added that landlords in all the estates had started a series of meetings
to find a way out of the conundrum, adding that the incident was
unprecedented in the community.

Meanwhile, the
Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Police
Command, Lagos, Abdulmajid Ali, has raised a team to go after the

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