Four Turkish expatriates have been reportedly kidnapped after a six-man armed gang stormed a local drinking joint in Gbale village, Edu local government area of Kwara state.
The Nigerian Tribune reports that the incident occurred late Saturday, July 20, while the expatriates, who work in a construction firm were having fun.
The report disclosed the identities of the victims as Yasin Colak (33), Senerapal (40), Ergun Yurdakul (35) and Seyit Keklik (25).
The incident was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Ajayi Okasanmi, in Kwara state.
Okasanmi also said that the police commissioner in the state, Kayode Egbetokun, had dispatched various teams under the operation Puff Adder to adjourning areas with a mandate to commence investigation and rescue of the expatriates alive.
Apart from the directives, the police commissioner also instructed the teams to ensure the arrest of the suspected hoodlums.
Legit.ng earlier reported that some gunmen reportedly killed two soldiers and abducted an expatriate who was on inspection duty at a road construction site in the Ukanafun council area of Akwa Ibom.
The attack by the gunmen occurred on in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 17, just as the expatriate engineer, working with a construction company, was inspecting the ‘Ikot Ibritam, Inen Ekeffe and Odoro Ikot to Ukanafun’ road project.