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Police confirm abduction of Dangote Cement workers

The Edo State Police Command has on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of workers of Dangote Cement Factory, Okpella in Etsako East Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

DAILY POST reports that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the command, Funsho Adegboye, confirmed the incident to newsmen in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Chidi Nwabuzor on his behalf.

Adegboye said the workers were abducted at about 6pm on Monday while going to Okpella community in a Coaster bus after the close of work of the day.

The commissioner, however, disclosed that three persons who sustained various degrees of gun shots injury during the kidnapping have been rescued and taken to hospital for medical treatment

The statement reads, “On 13th May 2024 at about 2200hrs the Divisional Police Officer of Okpella Division, Edo State received a distress call from the head of security to Dangote Cement Factory Okpella, Edo State that at about 1800hrs a bus conveying Dangote Cement workers from the factory moving to Okpella Town was attacked by the hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers and took some passengers into the bush.

“Immediately, the Divisional Police Officer mobilized his Operatives, Vigilantes group, and the Hunters into the forest for a vigorous bush combing operations to rescue the victims unhurt and to arrest the kidnappers.

“In the process, one Omoba, whose other names are unknown, was rescued, and at a look, it was discovered that he was with some bullet injuries on the back, shot by the hoodlums.

“He was immediately rushed to Halimatu Musa Hospital for medical attention.

“Meanwhile, one other victim who was earlier shot at the point of the attack and another victim one Victor Okon, were rushed to the same hospital for treatment.”

DAILY POST had earlier reported the abduction of the Dangote Cement factory workers after the close of work on Monday.

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