Militants storm Lagos jetty, abduct immigration officer

Suspected Niger Delta militants continued their onslaught on residents of Lagos State, as an immigration officer, Peter Ofolue, was kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday, at the Ikorodu area of the state.

He was said to be on his way to his duty post at the Ikoyi Passport office, when the militants abducted him.

Lagos Metro gathered that the militants, who came in a speed boat, were  yet to contact his family.

A source at the Ikorodu jetty, who spoke with Lagos Metro, said  the early Tuesday attack by the gunmen really shocked workers and passengers at the jetty.

The source said “I was not there when the incident happened, but my colleagues told me that they were frightened by the gunshots from heavily-armed kidnappers.

Efforts to get the reaction of the imagemaker in charge of the state police command, Dolapo Badmos, failed, as calls to her mobile phone lines were not answered.