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Gunmen kidnap expatriate, kill driver and soldier in Ondo

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a Lebanese engineer at Ogbonmo Ijebu-Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

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The gunmen also killed the expatriate’s driver and a soldier, who was said to be his security escort. 

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It was gathered that the incident happened at about 5pm on Wednesday, May 25, around Alafia Hotel along Ikare Road. 

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The expatriate is said to be overseeing the Road Dualization Process in the ancient town. 

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An eyewitness said the assailants trailed the contractor to a construction site and killed his driver and the soldier, before whisking him away.

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The source told Channels TV that the masked gunmen numbering about six stormed the site, shooting sporadically into the air, while everyone else escaped from the scene.

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According to the eyewitness, the remains of the driver and the soldier were later discovered at the scene.

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Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Fumilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, said efforts were on to secure release of the victim. 

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Odunlami appealed to members of the public with any relevant information that could help in the police investigation not to hesitate in doing so.

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Also, the Commander of Amotekun Corps in Ondo State, Adetunji Adeleye said his men are already working on the case.

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A graphic video posted by one Ayelehin Oladunjoye shows body of the soldier at the scene with his head shattered by bullets. 

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Gunmen kidnap expatriate, kill driver and soldier in Ondo

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