An Indian man(name withheld) was said to have narrowly escaped abduction from some unknown gunmen on Wednesday at the Epe area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the Indian national who was at a construction site close to a waterway was abducted by unknown men who came in a speed boat.

A police source revealed that when the police operatives engaged them in gunfire, they abandoned their victim and fled.

 “The Indian was a contractor at a construction site in the Epe area. Some kidnappers had emerged from the waters and abducted the Indian at gunpoint.

They were taking him away when some police operatives engaged them in a gun battle.

 “Although none of the abductors was arrested, the police were able to rescue the Indian.”

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the report said investigation is ongoing “ the rescued Indian has been debriefed by the police, and investigation is ongoing.”