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BREAKING: Gunmen kidnap Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith in Lagos



Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith

A group of unidentified gunmen have abducted Air Vice Marshal Sikiru Smith (retd.), in Ajah, Lagos.

Reports have revealed that AVM Smith, who is currently the chairman of Double Wealth Ventures Limited (a dredging and engineering firm) was supervising work which was ongoing at a site in Ajah on Monday, September 27, 2021.

It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed him at the site and whisked him away to a waiting speedboat.

According to an SOS voice note shared by his driver, Corporal Odiji, the retired AVM engaged in a struggle with the gunmen before he was subdued.


Odiji stated, “This is an emergency. I am Corporal Odiji attached to Air Vice Marshal Smith. They just abducted him from the site where we were working. Some gunmen who were wearing masks just came and snatched my boss now. They shot everywhere. I was near where I was fixing my boss’ vehicle.

“As I was coming, I saw them leaving in a boat but I wasn’t armed so I just ran to the site and I saw his glasses and where he struggled with them. Please pass this information. It is an emergency.”

The Nigerian Air Force is yet to confirm the incident, but has promised to brief the public as soon as details of the abduction are clear.

AVM Smith was commissioned into the Nigerian Air Force as a Pilot Officer in 1979 and was a highly successful military officer that combined soldering with serious academic pursuit.

He holds BSc, MSc, MBA and PhD degrees.


He is an Alumnus of Harvard University and fellow of many professional bodies including the Institute of Management, Nigeria.

Smith attended several military courses both locally and overseas which include flying and engineering. He was awarded numerous military decorations such as Distinguished Service Star, Pass Staff College (Dagger) and Fellow of the prestigious National Defence College.

The notable appointments he held include Commanding Officer Air Engineering Wing, Sierra Leone/Liberia; Commander, Nigerian Air Force Station, Calabar; Deputy Director, Air Engineering, Nigeria Air Force Headquarters, Abuja, Commander 333 Logistics Group, Kaduna, Commander, 401 Aircraft Maintenance Depot, Ikeja; Chief of Logistics, Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Abuja and Chief of Defence Communications, Defence Headquarters, Abuja.

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