Scores of Dangote Cement workers allegedly kidnapped in Edo



Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have allegedly abducted unspecified numbers of staff of Dangote Cement Company Plc in Okpella, Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State.


The workers were allegedly abducted on Monday after the close of work.


The victims were said to be in a Coaster bus returning to Okpella community when they were kidnapped at gunpoint.


A source within the community, who spoke to newsmen, alleged that the gunmen who had laid ambush emerged from the bush and forced the bus to a halt at gunpoint before whisking their victims into the bush.


According to him, “yes, they were in a Coaster bus coming to Okpella when they were kidnapped by gunmen.


“But we don’t know the number of the workers that have been kidnapped.”


At press time, the incident could not be confirmed by the authorities of the Edo State Police Command, as calls and text messages to the State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adegboye and the Public Relations Officer of the command, Chidi Nwabuzor were neither answered nor replied.

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