Gunmen Kill Police Officer, Kidnap 4 Chinese Expatriates Working on Lagos-Ibadan Railway

Gunmen Kill Police Officer, Kidnap 4 Chinese Expatriates Working on Lagos-Ibadan Railway

  • Four Chinese workers have been kidnapped in Ogun state by unknown gunmen after killing the policeman guarding them
  • The tragic incident happened in Adeaga/Alaagba village in Odeda local government area where the Chinese were working on the Lagos-Ibadan railway
  • Abimbola Oyeyemi, the spokesman of the police command in Ogun confirmed the incident just as he added that efforts were ongoing to rescue the victims and arrest the criminals

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Odeda LGA, Ogun state - Some suspected gunmen have kidnapped four Chinese railway workers working on the Lagos-Ibadan railway at Adeaga/Alaagba village, near Kila, in Odeda local government area of Ogun state.

Channels TV reported that a police officer attached to them was also killed during the attack which was carried out on Wednesday, June 16, around Kila, a village between Ogun and Oyo states.

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Insecurity: Gunmen Kill Police Officer, Kidnap 4 Chinese Expatriates in Ogun
A Chinese worker is assembling the locomotives and exporting them to Nigeria. Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, April 2, 2020. Photo credit: Costfoto/Barcroft Media
Source: Getty Images gathers that eyewitnesses said the gunmen were dressed in black kaftan when they stormed the site of the rail project at Adeaga/Alaagba.

They were reported to have laid an ambush in the surrounding forest for the expatriates.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police public relations officer in Ogun state, confirmed the incident on Thursday, June 18, adding that the victims were ambushed around the area by eight gunmen, Daily Trust reported.

He added that the tactical team of the command has been mobilised to ensure the rescue of the abducted victims

The police spokesperson said until the arrest of the perpetrators nobody can ascertain the identities of the victims.

He, however, promised that the kidnappers would be hunted and brought to justice, to serve as a deterrent to others.

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Bandits kidnap 12 people in Zaria

In another report, at least 12 people have been kidnapped by bandits in a new residential area of Kofar Gayan/Kofar Kona axis of Zaria, Kaduna state. Eight people who are mostly males were kidnapped from one residence.

Hafsat Habib Kusfa, an eyewitness narrating the incident revealed that seven men carrying guns and machetes broke into their home around 12am.

She explained that when the bandits needed to talk to their captives they spoke Fulani and Hausa languages.

Zaria Is Under Siege, Emir Raises Alarm

Meanwhile, the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, has lamented that residents in his emirate are having sleepless nights due to abductions by bandits.

The monarch described the situation as unacceptable and urged the government to take action.

He made this known when he received a delegation of security heads led by the state commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.


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