Expatriate Contractor Kidnapped By Gunmen In Epe


An expatriate contractor working on the Epe Township expansion road project awarded by Lagos State Government, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

BuzzNigeria News Team gathered that the expatriate, who works for Granebury Construction, was kidnapped on Monday evening at the project site.

According to a source, the police had mounted aerial surveillance in Epe in a bid to rescue the kidnapped worker.

As part of measure to properly secure the area, an armoured tank had been stationed at the project site as police officers combed the area for information on the missing expatriate.

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A police source who confirmed the kidnap said the expatriate, whose name we are yet to verify, was kidnapped yesterday evening and that his whereabouts is still unknown, but that the police are seriously searching for the  the kidnappers and in no distant time, hope to hunt them down.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ganiu Johnson, when contacted, refused to comment on the matter.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, when contacted, said she would call the appropriate quarters for confirmation before making any comment on the matter.

It is quite obvious that the days of kidnapping is back again. Last month, BuzzNigeria reported the Kidnap of five expatriates and two Nigerians by suspected militants at the Idundu area of the Calabar-Oban Road.

The foreigners and their Nigerian colleagues, working for MacMahon Construction Company located at the Mfamosing Plant of the United Cement Company of Nigeria Limited, were reportedly attacked on their way to work.

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Those kidnapped were identified as Jack Countentz (Australia); Mark Gabberdy (Australia); Peter Zoutenbier (Australia), Wayne Smith (South Africa), Jamal Khan (New Zealand), Austin Enok (Nigeria) and a driver, Howel (Nigeria).