By Osaigbovo Iguobaro, Benin
Gunmen have reportedly killed a policeman near Benin City, Edo State Capital.
Two Chinese nationals working with a Glass and Alluminium company in Benin were also abducted by the hoodlums during the kidnapping operation.
The victims were attacked in an ambush by the hoodlums at Utesi Community, (a suburb of Benin) on the Benin- Auchi road near the company after the close of work on Wednesday.
A source who spoke with our correspondent in confidence, said the victims were kidnapped on their way home by the gunmen after the close of work.
“They blocked their vehicle and abducted them after killing the security office attached to them.
He said, “As soon as the victims came out of the company, the gunmen who apparently have been waiting for them, started trailing them,”
The source said the gunmen killed the security officer attached to the victims while shooting sporadically before abducting the victims.
When contacted, the Edo State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Muhammed, confirmed the incident.
He said, “Yes, the incident was reported to us yesterday. We are working hard to rescue them from the kidnappers.
He said the security personnel attached to the victim was killed during the process of abduction.
The Commissioner assured that the perpetrators would be apprehended and brought to justice.