Police Tactical Team, Others Comb Forests In Ogun For 4 Abducted Chinese Expatriates - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, June 17, 2021

Police Tactical Team, Others Comb Forests In Ogun For 4 Abducted Chinese Expatriates

                       •CP Ajogun

By Ayobami Ife,Abeokuta

The Police in Ogun state have mobilized operatives from its special tactical unit to comb forest in Odeda Local Government Area of the State in search of four Chinese railway workers handling the Ibadan-Lagos federal government standard gauge railway project.

Joining the Police tactical team in the search for the chinese are operatives from other security agencies deployed from various formations in the State.

The four Chinese expatriates were kidnapped by gunmen dressed in black caftan, numbering about eight on Wednesday while working on the rail project.

The Daily Crucible learnt that AK - 47 wielding kidnappers invaded the site of the rail project at Adeaga/Alaagba in Odeda, killed a policeman guarding project site, seized the chinese and  escaped with their captives.

It was learnt that the remains of the police man had been evacuated by a team of police personnel and operatives of the Federal Road Sector Commission ( FRSC).
The Baale of Alaagba village, a sleepy border community between Ogun and Oyo state, Chief Adekunle Olabamiji, said some residents observed that fierce looking gunmen stormed the forest and ambushed the expatriates.

He said it was shocking because the railway workers were always guarded by policemen and soldiers.

The kidnappers were said to have captured their victims immediately after disarming the security men and headed to the forest with the Chinese rail workers.

It was learnt that members of the Oodua People's Congress ( OPC) gave a hot chase to the kidnappers into the forest , searching the entire bush path in an attempt to apprehend the kidnappers and rescue their victims.

It was also gathered that despite the efforts by the village youths , who mobilised OPC members into the forest, the kidnappers could not be traced as they disappeared with the Chinese expatriates.

Unauthorized source said one suspect had been arrested on Thursday evening and taken to Odeda Divisional Police Headquarters over the kidnapping.

The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Ogun state Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi,  who confirmed the abduction of the four expatriates said the Police technical team and other security agencies  had been deployed to search and rescue the expatriates rail workers unhurt.

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