Tension as Gunmen Abduct, Injure Dangote's Workers, Details Emerge

Tension as Gunmen Abduct, Injure Dangote's Workers, Details Emerge

  • Some staff of Dangote Cement in the Okpella community in Edo, a town near Okene in Kogi state, have been kidnapped
  • The gunmen reportedly abducted an unspecified number of Dangote staff, while others sustained a series of injuries
  • Michael Odofin, the spokesperson of Dangote Cement, said no one died during the attack, but noted he could not ascertain the number of persons who were kidnapped

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An unspecified number of Dangote staff have been reportedly abducted by gunmen. The gunmen were said to have injured several workers following a series of gunshots at the Okpella community in Edo, a town near Okene in Kogi state.

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According to Tribune, the incident happened when the workers, who work for Dangote Cement, were returning home on Monday, May 13. The assailants were suspected bandits in the area.

Bandits in Edo state have reportedly attacked, kidnapped an injured some number of Dangote Cement workers in Edo state.
Bandits kidnapped Dangote's staff in Edo Photo Credit: @PoliceNG
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An eyewitness said:

”Many people were wounded; other people are in the bush. My colleague has bullet wounds. A coaster bus filled with staff was attacked at Okpella. Kidnappers.”

The incident has been confirmed by the spokesperson for Dangote Cement Plc in Okpella, Michael Odofin.

However, he did not give further details about the attack, adding that the incident was still fresh.

He also clarified no one was killed in the attack.

Bandits kidnap Kogi varsity students

Bandits in Kogi state appeared to have moved to the border towns of neighbouring states, as there have been reports of their attacks in Okene recently.

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On Thursday, May 9, Some bandits reportedly invaded the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTEC) in Osara, Okene, in Kogi state.

During the attack, an unspecified number of students were reportedly abducted by the gunmen who had invaded the institution through the bush.

The abducted students were said to be preparing for their exams, which should commence on Monday, May 13.

Gunshots in Kogi community

Legit.ng earlier reported that there is fresh tension in two Kogi communities where gunmen have reportedly launched an attack on the people.

The report indicated that 19 people were killed in the attack, while the attackers reportedly razed several houses.

The state police command has confirmed the incident, while the people called for more security in the area.

Source: Legit.ng

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