They were gunned down inside the Ibeju-Lekki forest on Friday during an operation carried out by the police to rescue the man identified as Dr. Ajayi.
It was gathered that security forces stormed the forest Friday night and battled the kidnappers, killing four of them in the process.
The police, it was learnt, recovered a gun, the vehicle that was used to kidnap the doctor, as well as many clothes suspected to belong to other victims.
According to the Lagos Police Command spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police (SP), Dr. Ajayi was successfully rescued around 9:10pm and has been reunited with his family.
She confirmed that the kidnappers kept him inside the thick forest, adding that the deceased died during a gun duel.
“The command would do everything within its means to rid Lagos of criminal elements,” said Badmos.