A Police Inspector was gunned down on Wednesday as gunmen whisked away four Chinese nationals handling the construction of a railway terminus along the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road.
The kidnappers also made away with the slain inspector’s AK-47 rifle.
Reportedly eight in number and dressed in black caftan, the bandits were said to be armed with AK-47 rifles as they stormed the site of the rail project at Adeaga/Alaagba community in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The gunmen, who had probably studied the Chinese workers’ movement and had laid in wait for them, gunned down the policeman guarding them and fired more shots sporadically before taking away their captives, The Newsbearer reported.
After the incident was reported, police operatives were said to have arrived at the community with personnel from other security agencies, including the military, police, Amotekun Corps, vigilante group, So Safe Corps and local hunters, and stormed the surrounding bushes in search of the kidnap victims and their captors.
The body of the slain Police Inspector was evacuated from the scene by a police team and officials of the Federal Road Sector Corps shortly after the incident.
Speaking of the incident, the Baale of Alaagba Village, which is situated at the border between Oyo and Ogun States, Chief Adekunle Olabamiji, confirmed that the gunmen had laid ambush in the surrounding forest for the expatriates.
Chief Olabamiji described the scene as shocking, as the railway workers were always guarded by policemen and soldiers.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the abduction.
Oyeyemi disclosed that the police with soldiers, members of Oodua People’s Congress, vigilantes, local hunters and others had gone into the forest to search for and rescue the Chinese workers.