Saturday, February 1, 2014

Gunmen Robs, Kidnaps two foreign workers, Injure And Kill Police Officer In Akungba Akoko, Ondo State

Four gunmen carried out a robbery and kidnapping yesterday in Akungba Akoko, Akoko local government area of Ondo State.

In a daring attack, the gunman ran their Mercedes Benz to block the passage of a Nissan Jeep driven by two foreign workers, who they then kidnapped and escaped in the Jeep, while shooting indiscriminately in the air. 

Police Spokesman, ASP Wole Ogodo, said they recovered the Jeep along the Isua road but the gunmen are still on the loose with the two workers, three mobile phones and Naira 400,000 belonging to abducted victims.  


He said those kidnapped will be rescued and the suspects will be arrested.

An Ikare Divisional Police officer, was killed during the attack and five others were injured.  

The body of the police officer was taken to Ikare General Hospital, and the wounded are being treated in different hospitals.

One witness said the foreigners were kidnapped at a nearby bush close to the former Ondo state Governor’s house, the late Adabayo Adefarati.

One of the wounded told Saharareporters said he was shot in the leg while his boss, the foreigners, were taken by the gunmen.

The foreigners are employed by Charvet Construction Company, and were carrying out work on the Ikare-Akungba road; a contract awarded to the company after years of neglect by successive governments.

Saharareporters reports that the expatriates from Syria,were handling the construction of the Senate Building project belonging to Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU) also in Akungba Akoko.

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