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Gunmen abduct policeman, three others in Ogun


A policeman and three other people, including a civil servant with the Ministry of Agriculture, have been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that the gunmen also shot dead a policeman who was serving as a guard for a couple that wanted to establish a fish farm in the state.

The couple were also abducted.

The PUNCH reported that the incident occurred on Wednesday at Ibara-Orile in the Abeokuta North Local Government Area of the state.

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It was further gathered that the ministry had asked the civil servant to follow the couple, who made a request for an agricultural extension expert.

“A civil servant with the Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery Department was kidnapped on Wednesday. A policeman was shot dead, while another policeman was abducted,” the Punch quoted an unnamed source as saying.

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“They later took the couple and the civil servant to the bush and have yet to contact the family of the victims.”

It was gathered that the residents of the area went to the state police command headquarters, Eleweran, to report the kidnap.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said the team was ambushed by the gunmen through the connivance of an insider.

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He said the command would ensure that the perpetrators were brought to book and the victims were rescued.

He said, “It is more or less like a conspiracy from an insider. The man was ambushed and his orderly was shot.

“The command is doing everything to make sure that we get those that are behind that act.