Three persons have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at Megabolex Quarry site, Idi Ayunre area of Ibadan, Oyo state Capital.
The workers were said to be kidnapped after the gunmen blocked their vehicle when they were returning from the site Wednesday at about 4:30pm.
One of the workers, Tope Solomon, who escaped from the kidnappers by the whiskers, reported the incident at Idi Ayunre police station at about 4:50pm.
Solomon identified the abducted workers as Ubong Jacob, Amisu Isaac and Wasiu.
He noted that the abducted workers were taken to an unknown destination by their captors.
Public Relations Officer of the State Police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi when contacted, confirmed the incident to Daily Post Thursday.
Fadeyi said that the police and hunters were already searching for the victims.
He added that efforts have been intensified to arrest the suspects.
“Yes. They were abducted on Tuesday. Despite our efforts, these criminals are still going behind to kidnap people.
“The police are collaborating with local hunters to ensure the release of the victims.
“Efforts are on to arrest the suspects. We have intesified efforts,” he said.
The abduction of the three Quarry workers is coming less than two weeks after the abduction of three farmers in Oluyole local government area.