Six men suspected to be ritualists have been arrested at Shogunle and Ladipo near Oshodi on the Lagos mainland.
They were said to have been abducting passersby along the road and dragging them into a deep drainage.
Eyewitnesses said they were caught while trying to drag a street sweeper into the drainage.
The woman’s shout for help attracted passersby and street boys in Shogunle to the scene.
They quickly mobilised to save the woman. Before they got to the scene, the suspected ritualists escaped through the drainage.’
Some of the street boys chased them inside the drainage and arrested four of them.
They were brought out, beaten before handed over to the police.
The boys insisted that some of them were still inside the drainage. They chased them from Shogunle and caught two of them at Ladipo Bus Stop.
They were handed over to the security men after beating and stripping them naked.
Police spokesman Bala Elkana said three suspects were arrested, adding that investigations were on to determine whether they were kidnappers or ritualists.