A Chinese expatriate has been kidnapped by gunmen in Ekiti State and his whereabouts yet to be ascertained by security agencies.
The man was said to have been abducted at Igbemo-Ekiti in Irepodun Ifelodun Local Council of the state.
The expatriate, who was identified as one of those supervising the construction of Ilupeju-Ire-Igbemo-Ijan Road, was said to have been waylaid at Igbemo-Ekiti while driving in a Hilux Van and forcefully taken away by the gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO), Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) had launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, four persons who posed as operatives of the proscribed Nigerian Merchant Naval Corps have been arrested during their visit to the office of the Chairman of Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Council, Shina Oguleye.
The suspects, in Naval uniform, were rounded up at the headquarters of the council at Igede-Ekiti.
Ogunleye, who confirmed this to journalists via a telephone conversation, said the four men were nabbed by police and men of the Department of State Services (DSS), who acted on a tip-off from the council boss.
The council boss described the action as a botched attempted kidnapping that was averted due to the quick intervention of the security forces. (Guardian)