Retired Air vice Marshal Sikiru Smith , a one-time Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force (NAF), who was kidnapped in Ajah area of Lagos state six days ago, has been released.
The spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, has confirmed the development.
The retired air force officer is former Inspector-General of Police Musiliu Smith’s cousin.
Musliu Smith is also currently serving as Chairman of the Police Service Commission.
Retired Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith , who is the Chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited a dredging and engineering firm was supervising work on a site in the Ajah area of Lagos State on Monday when the masked gunmen struck.
They reportedly shot sporadically into the air and later took Smith away using a waiting speedboat.
According to Corporal Odiji attached to Air Vice Marshal Smith said they just abducted him from the site where we were working. Some gunmen who were wearing masks just came and snatched my boss now.
They shot everywhere. I was near where I was fixing my boss’ vehicle.
As I was coming, I saw them leaving in a boat but I wasn’t armed so I just ran to the site and I saw his glasses and where he struggled with them.