Abduction of Turkish nationals: Kwara Governor calls for calm

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday called for calm following the e abduction of some Turkish nationals in Edu Local Government Area of the state.

“The Governor is working closely with the security agencies to ensure prompt rescue of the expatriates. The Governor urges the people to go about their normal and lawful businesses and not to entertain any fear, as doing so may embolden the criminals behind the development,” his press secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, said in a statement a copy of which was made available to  News Express.

The Kwara command of Nigeria Police had on Sunday confirmed that a gang of suspected kidnappers on Saturday night abducted four foreign nationals along Gbugbu-Lafiagi Road in the Edu LGA.

DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, the Public Relations Officer of the command confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gbugbu.

Okasanmi gave names of the gang members as Seyit Keklik (25), Yasin Colak (33), Ergun Yurdakul (35), and Senerapal (40).

It was gathered that the abducted expatriates were working at a quarry site located within the area.

A source told NAN that they were on their way back from Gbugbu Market, where they had gone to buy energy drinks, to Gbale, a village where the quarry is located.

According to the source, the kidnappers waylaid them and took them to an unknown destination.

The nationality of the expatriates could not be ascertained as the source identified them as Palestinians while another said there were Turkish citizens.

The police spokesman said that efforts had begun to rescue the abductees and it was already yielding positive results.
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