- commend security agents for their swift action
The BUA factory workers that were to be kidnapped in a company in Okpilla, Etsako East, local government area of Edo state have commended the security agents for foiling the attempt.
The supposed victims, Mr Dimgba Uche and Ekwueme Chukwuka, who spoke exclusively to standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe in Benin city, said they are direct supervisors to the masterminds of the staff turned kidnappers.
They said their roles are to ensure that the workers carry out their daily activities according to specifications.
Uche and Chukwuka, who are still shocked over the incident, wondered why the two staff would plan to kidnap them as they did not have N10 Million they planned to demand as ransom.
Mr Dimgba, who spoke with Standard Gazette, said, “I listened to the audio conversation between my workers and the people he contacted to help source for the kidnappers from Kogi state and was seriously perplexed.
“I am still in shock as I speak now. You can not believe that they have already gotten our pictures and identified the official cars that we use in our operations.
“The road where they would have kidnapped us had been surveyed. The motorcycle they were supposed to use had also been made available. I really thank the security agents for nipping the attack in the bud”.
In his reaction, the man contacted to help execute the abduction said, “I detest Kidnapping. Two of my relations have been killed by kidnappers.
“One of them is the former chairman of Etsako East local government area of Edo, Mr Suleiman Afegbua. He was killed along Benin-Auchi road in 2017.
“I had to quickly report the plan when they brought the idea to kidnap the two senior factory workers. They said one of them is always carrying money in his Hilux and kidnapping him would make them have more money”.
However, the police have now intensified a strong security network in Okpilla to protect workers operating in the Quarry town.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.