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Gunmen kidnap three policemen in Ogun

Gunmen have kidnapped three policemen in Ogun State Command in broad daylight.

It was gathered that the police officers were abducted on Thursday at Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

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Findings have shown that the kidnapped cops arrived in Ogun State from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, for an investigation.

They were said to have been duly booked at the police division in Wasinmi before they left for their place of primary assignment.

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A police source told newsmen that the officers, led by Inspector Oladipo Olayemi, were kidnapped on the road by their abductors, who allegedly accosted them at about 2:30 pm.

The source said the commercial driver, who conveyed the cops, escaped by a whisker from the kidnappers.

It was further gathered that the Divisional Police Officer in Ewekoro had led his men in search of the missing policemen.

Contacted, the Ogun State Police Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

Oyeyemi said, “People were kidnapped, but only one policeman is involved.“

Oyeyemi added that the police are on the kidnappers’ trail, assuring the victims would be rescued.

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“We are on the trail of the kidnappers. Do you think we are going to keep quiet? We will get them and rescue the victims unhurt,” he said.

He added that men of the anti-kidnapping unit are on the kidnappers’ trail.

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