Gunmen Attack Dangote Cement Workers, Abduct Unknown Number

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Aliko Dangote

On Monday evening, a group of armed gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying Dangote Cement workers, abducting an unknown number of employees and leaving several others injured.

The incident occurred in Okpella, a town in Edo State, near Okene in Kogi State, as the workers were returning from their shift.

Eyewitnesses reported that the attackers, suspected to be bandits, opened fire on the vehicle, wounding several people.

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However, the extent of the injuries and the exact number of those affected was unclear as of Monday evening.

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One witness described the scene, saying, “Our entire staff bus was attacked at Okpella. The kidnappers took our staff. My colleague has bullet wounds, and others are still in the bush.”

Michael Odofin, a spokesperson for Okpella Cement Plc, confirmed the attack and abduction, but could not provide further details, citing the freshness of the incident. “We have no one killed,” he assured, but the fate of the abducted workers remains uncertain.


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