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BREAKING: Gunmen storm Ogun, kidnap two Chinese citizens

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese citizens working for a fishing and poultry company in Ogun State.

The two foreigners were abducted on Wednesday afternoon at their place of work in Oba community, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was gathered that the gunmen invade the community in their numbers around 3pm, shooting sporadically into the air, causing panic among residents.

As people scampered for safety, the invaders succeeded in picking up their targets and escaped.

It was earlier reported that the kidnappers accessed the community through the River Ogun, which serves as a natural boundary for the town.

Gunmen, on Wednesday, July 1, attacked the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference

The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Abdul-Ganiyu Sanyaolu, confirmed the incident to news men, saying that two Chinese nationals – a male and a female, were taken away by the bandits.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the abductors had escaped through the same River Ogun.

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