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Gunmen reportedly abduct Dangote staff in Edo


Gunmen have reportedly abducted an unspecified number of Dangote staff, leaving several workers injured after a shooting incident in Okpella, Edo State, a town near Okene in Kogi State as reported by Tribune.

The workers, employed at Dangote Cements, were returning from work on Monday evening when they were ambushed by suspected bandits.

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According to an eyewitness, “Many people were wounded; other people are in the bush. My colleague has bullet wounds. A coaster bus filled with staff was attacked at Okpella. Kidnappers,”

“They kidnapped our whole staff bus. Kidnappers took our staff.”

Michael Odofin, a spokesperson for Okpella Cement Plc, confirmed the attack and abduction but refrained from providing detailed information.

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“I cannot give any details right now. The attack is still fresh. We have no one killed,” said Mr. Odofin.