Fatalities reported as law enforcement confronts kidnappers of Lagos PDP chairman and other commuters in a gunfire exchange.


Bilikisu Kazeem, a 37-year-old woman, succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained during a clash between the police and kidnappers on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The spokesperson for the Ogun State Police Command, SP Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident to reporters. She stated that, as a result of the encounter, nine out of ten individuals were successfully rescued from the kidnappers on the expressway. The kidnappers had seized travelers, including Philip Aivoji, the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, on Friday.

In response, the police initiated an operation to free the victims. SP Omolola Odutola provided details, saying, “A White Mazda Bus registered as LSR 288 XE was slightly damaged, while Eunice Afolake Osalusi “f”, Erinfolami Samuel “m”, Obafemi Da Altantra “m”, and Adeyinka Mathew sustained non-life-threatening bullet injuries in their escape attempts. They are recuperating and stable in the hospital.”

Tragically, Bilikisu Kazeem lost her life before reaching the hospital. Her relatives, who were transporting her to the hospital, declined any autopsy examination from the police, and her remains were promptly collected.

The police spokesman also disclosed the recovery of items from the scene, including “one AK47 Magazine containing 28 live ammunition believed to belong to the hoodlums, handsets, car key, were handed over to respective owners.”

The abduction of the PDP chairman occurred on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while he was returning from a stakeholders meeting in Oyo State, convened by Governors Seyi Makinde and Ademola Adeleke.

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