Gunmen have kidnapped an expatriate worker of a construction company working on the Lagos State Governmentâ€™s dualisation of the Epe Township Expansion project in Epe, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Our correspondent gathered that the expatriate who works for Granebury Construction, the company handling the Epe Township project, was kidnapped on Monday evening at the project site.
A source in Epe said that the police had mounted aerial surveillance in Epe in a bid to rescue the kidnapped worker.
An armoured tank had been stationed at the project site as police officers combed the area for information on the missing expatriate.
A police source also confirmed the abduction, adding that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.
When contacted, the Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiu Johnson refused to comment on the matter.
He said it was improper and unethical for him to grant interviews on phone to somebody he did not know.
But a top source in the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure confirmed the kidnap of the foreign worker, adding that the state government had been duly informed about the kidnap.
The government source said the state government had informed the police and that all efforts were being made to rescue the kidnapped foreign worker.
When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmus asked our reporter to send him a text, but she never replied the text message sent to her phone as at the time of filing this report.
Credit PM NEWS