Three police escort has been killed as gunmen abducted four Chinese expatriates working on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
The incident occurred around Adeaga/Alaagba village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State.
It occurred a week after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the 157 kilometers Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway for commercial operations.
It was gathered that the gunmen reportedly killed the police escorts guarding the expatriates who work with the Chinese company handling the project.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Public Relations Officer of the Ogun Police Command, who confirmed the incident on Thursday, said the police have mobilised a tactical team of officers to track the gunmen.
It is true, the incident happened yesterday. The victims are Chinese expatriates working at the constitution site at the terminus of the railway around Alaagba area, not far from Kila,” Oyeyemi said.
“The gunmen laid ambush for the victims on their way and they were attacked. A police officer escorting them was killed.
“We have started the investigation since yesterday. We are on the trail of those people and hopefully we are going to get them.
“All our tactical teams have been deployed to that direction and we are trying to locate them and we believe that by the grace of For we are going to get them.”