More than a dozen employees of the Dangote Cement factory, which is owned by Nigerian business magnate and the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, have reportedly been abducted by armed men believed to be members of the Oromo Liberation Army of rebellious Ethiopia.
A corporate service bus was ambushed on Wednesday morning, according to two company officials, in the Ada’a Berga district, which is only around 90 kilometers (56 miles) west of the capital Addis Abeba.
A senior corporate executive informed the BBC that 17 employees who were headed to a site for mineral extraction had not yet arrived.
It is the biggest cement facility in the nation, according to the business.
The Oromo Liberation Army, which has frequently been charged with extorting money from civilians, has not made any quick comments.