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Police Confirm Abduction Of Dangote Cement Factory Staff

Lucky Obukohwo Reporting 


The Edo State Police command has confirmed the abduction of some staff of Dangote Cement Factory in Okpella, Edo State.

In a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Chidi Nwabuzor and made available to journalists in Benin, said On 13th May 2024 at about 2200hrs, the Divisional Police Officer of Okpella Division, of the 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 have taken some passengers into the bush.

He said, 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.

SP Nwabuzor said in the process, one Omoba “M” whose other names are unknown was rescued, and at a look, it was discovered that he was with some bullet injuries on the back as results of gunshot from the hoodlums.

Nwabuzor added that he was immediately rushed to Halimatu Musa Hospital for medical attention.

He also said that 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.

He said that the Commissioner of Police Edo State Command, CP Funsho Adegboye, has already given a marching order to the Divisional Police Officer Okpella Division, the Vigilantes group and the Hunters to intensified the bush combing exercise to ensure a speedy rescue of the remaining victims and to effect the arrest of the kidnappers.

He said the CP gave this directive during his visit to the Cement Factory Okpella and the Halimatu Musa Hospital, where he met with the injured victims of the kidnap in Okpella.



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