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Rescue our abducted staff alive – Kogi company


Rescue our abducted workers alive – Kogi company begs security agencies

The Management of West African Royal Ceramics company, Ajaokuta, Kogi State, has urged security agencies in the state to rescue their workers alive from the hands of their abductors.

Gunmen on Wednesday morning kidnapped eight workers of the company in Emiworo under Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi State, DSP William Ovye Aya, while confirming the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday evening, however said only six mining workers of the company were kidnapped.

In a statement made available in Lokoja on Thursday, and signed by Hassan Illugbami Igo, Public Relations Officer of the company, it condemned in strong terms, the Wednesday abduction of its workers, saying efforts are on already to rescue the victims.

The statement explained that all security agencies in the area have been mobilized to track down the perpetrators and free those in their custody and make their abductors face the full wrath of the law.

While assuring the workers of the company of their safety, he said the victims would be rescued alive and reunited with their families.

“Yes it’s true that some of our workers were abducted on Wednesday by unknown gunmen, but the management is already on top of the situation.

“We have involved the Area Commander, the DSS, and together they have initiated all the necessary moves required, we have equally reached out to the families of those that were abducted and assured them of their safety.

“This is just to let the public and their families know that all hands are on deck to get the captives released and united back with their families,” the statement added.

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