Gunmen kill Police officer, kidnap three Chinese at Osun mining site


Three Chinese expatriates on Monday afternoon were Kidnapped by gunmen at a mining site in Ijoka village near Itagunmodi in Atakumosa West Area of Osun State.

According to report the gunmen stormed the site and started exchanging gun shots with the police team providing security for the Chinese and reportedly killed one police orderly before they could carry out the kidnap.

The rifle of the police orderly was said to have been carted away by the bandits

It was gathered that an expatriate, who attempted to escape on sighting the hoodlums, was shot and injured.

The victim was said to be receiving medical treatment at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, where he was referred after first attended to at thr Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa.

The Osun State Police Commissioner, Mrs. Abiodun Ige, had led police team to the scene of the abduction.

Mrs. Ige confirmed the killing of the police orderly to newsmen, saying her men are combing the bush where the incident happened to apprehend the bandits.



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