Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (Rtd).

Kidnapped Nigerian military General has regained freedom 

Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.) who was kidnapped in Lagos State has been freed. Adekunle Ajisebutu, a spokesman for the Lagos State Police confirmed this.

The retired General was released in the early hours of Saturday, according to reports.

Ajisebutu said, “I can confirm that he has been released.”

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Smith, who is currently 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 masked gunmen stormed the area and fired into the air to scare people away, according to reports.

The gunmen allegedly whisked him away in a waiting speedboat before speeding away.

The retired AVM fought the gunmen before being subdued, according to an SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji.

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