The governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has lamented the killing of a military man, driver and the abduction of an expatriate in the state.
Akeredolu, while condemning the incident said the situation was worrisome despite a strong security framework in the state.
Recall that an expatriate, a Lebanese national, was kidnapped in Ogbonmo, Ijebu-Owo in Owo Local Government Area of the State after his security personnel and driver were killed by the gunmen.
The kidnapped expatriate has been in the state with his colleagues for over four years.
He was working on the 4.7kilometre Ifesanmi-Mobil-Ikare Akoko Junction dualisation road project in Owo before the incident.
It was gathered that the gunmen attacked the workers on the site, which is located in the busy part of the town.
Akeredolu, who visited the scene of the incident, in company of the Commissioner of Police, Oyeyemi Oyediran, Special Adviser to the Governor on Security and Commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, and the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands and Housing, Engr. Raimi Aminu, assured of the rescue of the kidnapped expatriate.
While also commiserating with the family of the victims who died during the attack, Akeredolu assured that security will be reinforced on the site for the safety of the workers.
“I am shocked. Seriously, this development is not expected in Ondo State of today. Ondo State is where we take security very seriously.
“It has been part of our pride that we ensure security of lives and property by making sure that all the security apparatus are working well
“The construction area is within town. One is surprised that some criminals can infiltrate the site in town and carry out this dastardly act. We lost a military man and a driver. The expatriate has been kidnapped,” he said.