He stole a car with an 11-month baby in it, but his escape ended quickly.

A man was on Monday nabbed through the combined efforts of a soldier and hoodlums after he allegedly stole a car and tried to escape with an 11-month-old baby in it.

Adebowale Olayinka who narrated the story on Facebook said a woman parked her car by the roadside to quickly buy meat in Gbagada.

The woman left the engine with her  baby and mother in the car.

The thief reportedly kicked the mother out of the car and tried to escape with the baby.

“Fortunately a soldier was passing by, immediately he took a bike to run after him, this led to multiple accidents on the road and the car stopped working and the kidnapper decided to lock himself and the baby inside the car in the middle of expressway but area boys came to rescue of the baby. He was caught and taken to Pedro Police station at Somolu”  Olayinka said.