A journalist with the Nigeria Police Force, Malik Nasir, has revealed his terrifying experience after embarking a mission in search of kidnappers in Lagos creeks. Read what he shared on his Facebook page below;
Sometime in February 2017, one Rapid Response Squad patrol team was attacked in Igbo Nla in Epe. I had followed a back-up team in response to the distress calls. It was one of the swiftest journeys I have ever embarked upon with the patrol team of RRS officers.
With the team, led by its fearless RRS Commander, ACP Olatunji Disu, taking the lead and combing forest after forest to rescue kidnapped victims, it was a very scary operation. I was the only civilian among the team of about 20 men.
Yesterday, it was yet another scary adventure. We had more civilians on a boat ride to the Island of kidnappers, somewhere in the remote creeks of Ishawo. This time, the team was led by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, with ACP Olatunji Disu in the team.
Among the civilians were the Lagos State Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, his assistant, Mr. Ekene Okoro, and Mrs. Oluwatoyin Malik, the Crime Editor of Nigerian Tribune, who by fate made the team and I.
Surrounded by heavily armed men, it was a scarier adventure, navigating unknown (to me) creeks of Lagos via Majidun River.
For close to an hour, the team was ferried on Lagos Police Gun Boat from one location to the other until we are joined by more men, who later took fewer journalists to the kidnappers hideouts where about 30 suspects kidnappers had been picked earlier for questioning.
Please see in pictures the journey that almost made me wee – wee in my pant.