Kidnaping: Police rescue 2 Dangote workers, comb Edo forest 

Police operatives in Edo state have rescued two, out of unspecified number of Dangote workers who were reportedly abducted at Okpella. 

Spokesman for the State police command, SP. Chidi Nwabuzor, in a statement, gave the names of those rescued as Omoba and Victor Okon.

Nwabuzor said the rescued victims sustained gunshots wounds, adding that they have been rushed to hospital for medicare.

The spokesman explained that the state Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adegboye, has visited Dangote cement factory and the victims at the hospital.

The statement added that “the CP gave a marching order to the Divisional Police Officer in  Okpella and Vigilantes to intensify the bush combing exercise.

“In adding, they are to ensure speedy rescue of the remaining victims and to effect the arrest of the kidnappers.”

The rescued victims were among unspecified number of Dangote cement company workers kidnapped by gunmen on Monday.

The workers were said to be in a Coaster bus heading back to Okpella community after close of work, when bandits struck.

Blueprint gathered that the gunmen who had laid ambush emerged from the bush and forced the bus to a halt at gunpoint before whisking their victims away.