Luring children with gifts
Two months ago, Bayo Adeyemi, a male pupil of a school in Okokomaiko area of Lagos State, was kidnapped on his way home after closing hours.
Bayo and his brother were on their way home when the kidnappers, who were in a bus, accosted them on the road and gave the elder brother N100 to buy candy and biscuits. The victim offered to run the errand with his younger brother but they ordered him to leave his brother behind.
While returning from the errand, he discovered that the bus was leaving. Being a child, rather than raise the alarm, he ran home to alert his mother and before they arrived at the scene, the kidnappers had disappeared with his brother.
Commenting on the development, a security consultant, Mr. Simon Udie, said every Nigerian should be extremely vigilant.
“Nigerians should observe every strange happening around them. The criminal mind is just as good as an intelligent mind, they try to use new tactics to lure their victims,” he said.