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Gunmen kill policeman, abduct Chinese road contractor, injure another in Ekiti

Gunmen on Friday evening shot dead a policeman and kidnapped a Chinese handling the new Ado-Iyin road in Ekiti State.

The gunmen, according to sources, attacked two Chinese nationals in the Ado-Ekiti end of the new road and shot dead a policeman in their entourage.

It was gathered that while one Chinese was abducted, the other was said to have sustained gunshots injuries.

Confirming the incident to Tribune Online, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Ekiti command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said operatives of the command had been dispatched and combing the forest to ensure the safe return of the expatriate.

He said: “It’s confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30 pm along new Ado-Iyin road where one civilian was kidnapped, one shot while one policeman was shot dead.

“Our operatives are already combing the forest for possible apprehension of the perpetrators.”

Abutu added that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Tunde Mobayo, “enjoins everyone to be calm and avoid any form of apprehension as the Command will do everything possible to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.”

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