Three local vigilantes were shot dead on Thursday morning in Isheri, Ogun State when 11 militants stormed the area to kidnap a number of residents around 1.30a.m.
The gunmen reportedly attempted to kidnap many prominent residents of Isheri North Estate GRA but were prevented from doing so by the vigilantes.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the incident in a telephone chat with Channels Television, said the police received a distress call and moved to stop the gangsters.
He said the militants shot sporadically and gunned down two local guards. He also said they made away with the Isheri North Estate GRA Secretary, Mr. Dayo Adekoya.
He said the police had spoken with the kidnapped man’s wife and would ensure his prompt rescue and apprehension of the militants.