Police Rescue Three Kidnapped Fouani Brothers, Others

By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of the abducted Fouani brothers who were kidnapped last week.

The spokesperson for the command, Benjamin Hundeyin, who made this known on Tuesday, said two others also abducted were rescued alongside the Fouani brothers.

Armed men suspected to be kidnappers had on Saturday, abducted four Lebanese including the Managing Director of Fouani Company, a prominent representative of LG and Hisense.

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The victims were travelling by boat from Apapa to Victoria Island when they were ambushed near Falomo Bridge, with the kidnappers demanding a whopping $1.5m ransom.

Confirming the rescue, Hundeyin said, “Yes five of them were rescued. Three Lebanese, the boat captain and his assistant.

“They were rescued late last night in Orugbo Iddo. Our Marine Police, with the support of the Nigerian Navy, brought them to shore.Thereafter, our tactical team in the area took them home on Banana Island in the early hours of today.”

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