By Olawale Ibrahim ,Lokoja
The Management of West African Royal Ceramics company, Ajaokuta in Kogi State, has condemned in strong terms, the Wednesday abduction of its workers, saying efforts are on already to rescue the victims.
A statement made available to journalists in Lokoja on Thursday by Hassan Illugbami Igo, Public Relations Officer, (PRO), of the company, said all security agencies in the area have been mobilized to track down the perpetrators and free those in their custody and make their abductors face the full wrath of the law.
While assuring the workers of the company of their safety, he said the victims would be rescued alive and reunited with their families.
According to him, “Yes it’s true that some of our workers were abducted on Wednesday by unknown gunmen, but the management is already on top of the situation.
“We have involved the Area commander, the DSS and together they have initiated all the necessary moves required, we have equally reached out to the families of those that were abducted and assured of their safety.
“This is Just to let the public and their families know that all hands are on deck to get the captives released and united back with their families.”
Recalled that unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped eight workers working with the West Africa Royal Ceramics company in Kogi State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Kogi State, DSP William Ovye Aya while confirming the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday evening, however said only six mining workers of the company were kidnapped.
According to him, the Police in collaboration with sister security agencies are combing the bushes to ensure that the abducted miners regained freedom from their abductors.