Retired Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Sikiru Smith has regained freedom five days after being kidnapped at the Langbasa area of Lagos.
Police operatives rescued him in the early hours of Saturday, along the waterside at Langbasa where his kidnappers abandoned him.
Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith was abducted by armed masked men from the site where he was supervising work.
Lagos Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu said Smith has been reunited with his family.
Odumosu said persistent operational activities along the border and the recent onslaught on kidnappers in the forest led to the release of the retired Air Vice-Marshal.
Editing by Tina Oyinsan