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Lagos–Ibadan railway project: Gunmen kidnap Chinese expatriates, kill policeman

Lagos–Ibadan railway project: Gunmen kidnap Chinese expatriates, kill policeman

The state’s police has disclosed that at least four Chinese workers overseeing the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway project have been abducted after an ambushed by unknown gunmen in Ogun.

The Ogun state police command made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesperson for the police in Ogun, confirmed the incident, adding that a policeman was killed in the ambush.

Oyeyemi explained that the command had deployed tactical teams to trail the kidnappers.

He, however, stated that the police could not ascertain whether the gunmen were herdsmen.

“It is true. The incident happened on Wednesday. The victims are Chinese expatriates working at the construction site at the terminus of the railway around the Alaagba area, not far from Kila,” he disclosed.

The police officer added, “The gunmen laid ambush for the victims on their way, and they were attacked. A police officer escorting them was killed.

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We have started the investigation since yesterday. We are on the trail of those people, and hopefully, we are going to get them. All our tactical teams have been deployed to that direction, and we are trying to locate them. We believe that by the grace of God, we are going to get them.”

He, however, pointed out, “We cannot say for now if the abductors are Fulani herdsmen until when we are able to get them.”

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