The incident, it was gathered, occurred while the fire chief and others were returning to Lagos from Epe.
Todayinprint learnt that the kidnappers had blocked the Itoikin bridge, ambushing occupants of a Sienna, Corolla and a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV).
An eye witness who spoke to newsmen said the interstate bus had stopped to drop off a passenger at Ejirin, adding that some other persons standing on the road joined the vehicle en route to Lagos “but unknown to the driver, those who entered the bus were kidnappers.”
Confirming their kidnap the Lagos State Police Command’s spokesman, Bala Elkana, in a statement issued on Sunday said the police were on the trail of the abductors.
Mr Elkana said that the State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, had tasked the command’s anti-kidnapping unit to ensure that they rescue the seven persons abducted by the hoodlums.
“Those abducted include Rasaki Musibau (Director of Fire Service in Lagos State), Mufutau Adams (a management staff of the Fire Service), Mrs Funmilayo Adelumo and Asiogu Martha.
“Others are Lasisi Muka and two others.
“Vehicles recovered from the scene include a Toyota Sienna, a Toyota Corolla and an Opel Jeep.
”The CP in company with Tactical Units Commanders visited the crime scene in the early hours of Sunday.
“He assured the family of the victims that the command would be leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the victims are rescued unhurt,” Mr Elkana said.
Mr Elkana also assured Lagosians of their safety at all times.
He said the police have intensified patrols and surveillance along he Itoikin-Epe road, Ketu, Ereyun and other major highways in the state.