Gunmen have seized a retired Air Vice Marshal, Sikiru Smith in the Ajah area of Lagos State.
The retired Air Vice Marshal was taken by masked men who shot sporadically and bundled him into a standby boat and sped off from the site where he was supervising work in the area on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the retired air boss.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu told Channels Television on Tuesday that the command is aware of the incident and is working hard to rescue the victim unhurt and arrest the perpetrators.
Retired Air Marshal Smith is a cousin to the former Inspector-General of Police and Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Musiliu Smith.
He is a trained military engineer who attained the post of Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja and Chief of Defence Communications, Defence Headquarters, Abuja before his retirement.