A four-man gang wearing the uniform usually used by officials of the anti-robbery squad, stormed Oshodi under bridge on Saturday around 2:30pm, snatching a young woman at gunpoint.
The victim was walking along with her mother when she was confronted by the men and whisked away in aHonda Pilotjeep.
When the mother tried to save her daughter, the men was threatened her with a gun.
PUNCH reportsthe young woman struggled to avoid being abducted by snatching handcuffs from one of the abductors and smashing it on his head.
The man, who was reported to be on a uniform with ascorpionlogo at the back, corked his gun to disperse a crowd who wanted to help the woman.
At about 2.45pm, the victim's mother was seen pacing up and down and shouting "egba mi, omo mi!" (Please help me, my daughter).
One of the eyewitnesses, who craved anonymity, showed thepicturehe took while the car was zooming off, adding that the angry crowd hurled stones at it.
"The men were four, but only one of them came out to abduct the lady. She managed to grab the handcuffs from the man and hit him onthe head. He did not let her go.He dragged her to a pole and punched her several times till she was helpless. As some of us wanted to rescue her, the man brought out a gun and threatened to shoot anybody that came near him. Even an Air Force official who approached the others in the vehicle was shunned."Anothereyewitness, who gave his name only as Johnson, said the gang might be cultists, adding that the woman might have stepped on their toes.
A man simply, identified as Ayo, however, said that the men were kidnappers. He said they would have killed the woman on the spot if they were cultists.
"I cannot say they are policemen becausethe man inuniform has beard which is not allowed in armed forces. They must be kidnappers. They would have shot her dead if they were cult members," he said.
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