The jubilation was wild yesterday at the Lagos State Fire Service, as its acting director, Rasaki Musibau, in all smiles and decked in his smartly ironed uniform strode into his office a few hours after his abductees released him. The fire boss and six others kidnapped at the weekend were released by their abductors at midnight. The Guardian gathered that a ransom was paid by the Lagos State government to secure their release.
Instead of staying back at home to get over the trauma of his ordeal, Musibau resumed work immediately to the waiting hands of his over-joyous workers. It was as if he had been away for a year. Surrounded by the jubilant workers, Musibau made his ward round the offices to acknowledge cheers and shake hands. Nothing in him betrayed the turmoil he had endured in the last 72 hours since Saturday night when he was abducted at Ketu-Ereyun, Ikorodu area of Lagos, with other six victims.
Thereafter, the workers gathered to celebrate their boss’ freedom with songs of victory and appreciation to God for answered prayers. Musibau danced and sang along with other staff. Amid the celebration in the homes of the released victims, one of them was rushed to the hospital yesterday, over what was later diagnosed as malaria.
Although when The Guardian contacted three of them, including the fire service boss, they declined comments, but rather appreciated God for arriving their homes in good conditions. Read more