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Sikiru Smith, kidnapped Air Marshal regains freedom after 5 days in captivity




Sikiru Smith, a retired air vice marshal, who was kidnapped in Lagos state, has regained freedom, TopNaija reports.


Sikiru Smithwas abducted on Monday, September 27, in Ajah while carrying out inspection on a site, and whisked away in a waiting speedboat, as earlier reported by TopNaija.


On Saturday, October 2nd, it was revealed that he has been released.


The Lagos state police PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed he was released in the early hours of today but did not provide further details.

On Saturday, Adekunle Ajisebutu, the Lagos state police spokesperson, in a telephone chat, confirmed that the retired air vice marshal was released in the early hours of Saturday.

The police spokesperson did not provide more details on the circumstances surrounding the release.

In 1979, Smith was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a pilot officer and had a highly successful military career.

He holds BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD degrees. He is an Alumnus of Harvard University and a fellow of many professional bodies including the Institute of Management, Nigeria.


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