Gunmen have abducted four Chinese expatriates working on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project in Ogun State.
It was gathered that the gunmen ambushed the workers around Adeaga-Alaagba village in Odeda Local Government Area of the state, on Wednesday.
The abductors killed the police escort guarding the expatriates who are staff of the Chinese company handling the project.
Confirming the development in a statement on Thursday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Command spokesperson, said the police have mobilised a tactical team of officers to track the gunmen.
“The incident happened on Wednesday. The victims are Chinese expatriates working at the construction site at the terminus of the railway around Alaagba area, not far from Kila.
“The gunmen laid ambush for the victims on their way before attacking them. 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 we are going to get them,” Oyeyemi said.
The abduction is coming a week after President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the 157km Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line for commercial operations.