Adekunle Peter, Benin
Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two Chinese working with a glass and aluminium company in Benin, Edo State.
The police orderly attached to the victims was also killed during the operation that took place on Wednesday at the Utesi community along the Benin-Auchi Road, where the company is located.
The victims were said to be on their way home after the close of work when the gunmen blocked their vehicle and took them into custody after killing the police orderly.
A source, who spoke with our correspondent in confidence, said, “As soon as the victims came out of the company’s premises, the gunmen, who apparently had been waiting for them, started trailing them.”
The source added that the gunmen killed the cop attached to the victims, before abducting the Chinese.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr DanMallam Muhammed, confirmed the incident.
“Yes, the incident was reported to us yesterday (Wednesday). We are working hard to rescue the victims from the kidnappers,” he stated. _Punch
July 5, 2019 @ 13:21 GMT