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Gunmen kidnap expatriate contractor in Lagos

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Gunmen have kidnapped an expatriate contractor working on the Lagos State government’s dualisation of the Epe township expansion project in Epe area of the state.

It was gathered that the expatriate, one of the contractors from the Granebury Construction, the company handling the Epe township project, was kidnapped on Monday evening while working on the site.

The state police command has deployed a detachment of counter-terrorism unit to the area for the safe rescue of the victim. Also deployed to the area, BusinessDay gathered, is an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) now stationed at the project site as police officers comb the area to release the expatriate.

At the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of the kidnapped victim was unknown to the security personnel said to be combing the area for a clue.

A source in the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, confirmed the kidnap of the expatriate contractor, adding that the state government had been duly informed about the kidnap.

When contacted, Dolapo Badmus, the Lagos police command police public relations officer, could not confirmed or deny the development. She said she would make her findings before commenting on the matter.