Two children, identified as Wasiu Dauda and Al-Ameen Ibrahim, have been abducted by an unknown man in Ijesha area of Lagos.
The boys, who are both four years of age went missing around 4pm on Friday, March 11, two hours after they returned from school.
One of the parents informed Daily Trust that a man lured the children into a tricycle under the guise of getting them biscuits while they were playing.
She said that a boy of 10 identified as Sunday who was with the children when they were playing told them what had happened.
“The children came back from school around 2pm on Friday. They ate and went out to play. After some time, I saw Sunday and asked him about Wasiu and Al-Ameen’s whereabouts. He said he left them at where they were playing,”
“After about an hour, Al-Ameen’s mother rushed to me and said she was looking for her son. I told her she should go and look for him and that they would soon come back home. I became worried when I didn’t see Wasiu 30 minutes later.
“Sunday told us that one man asked them to follow him to where he would buy biscuits for them but he declined. A mallam who sells confectionery within our area said he saw both of them enter a tricycle. They are both four years old.”
Confirming the incident, Spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said search parties has been deployed to search for the boys.