Gunmen abduct Chinese workers on Lagos-Ibadan rail line

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Gunmen have abducted four Chinese working on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project in Ogun state.

The assailants were said to have ambushed the workers around Adeaga/Alaagba village in Odeda LGA area of the state.

The gunmen were reported to have killed the police escort guarding the expatriates who work with the Chinese company handling the project.

Confirming the development on Thursday, spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the police have mobilised a tactical team of officers to track the gunmen.

“It is true, the incident happened yesterday. The victims are Chinese expatriates working at the constitution site at the terminus of the railway around Alaagba area, not far from Kila.

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

“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 and we believe that by the grace of For we are going to get them,” Oyeyemi said.