- An ambulance conveying a dead body has been attacked by gunmen close to Benin
- The criminals also abducted the deceased's younger brother during the attack
- Meanwhile, another person who was driving one of the convoy's vehicle was shot dead
There was an attack on an ambulance conveying a dead body from Lagos to his village in the east for burial. This goes to show how kidnappers in Nigeria have no care in the world, striking at anybody and anything.
The incident, according to PM News, occurred in Edo state when the criminals not only attacked the Enugu-bound vehicle but also killed another driver in the convoy before kidnapping the deceased's brother.
According to the driver of the ambulance who survived the ordeal, they left Lagos as early as 6am on Saturday to beat traffic and be able to make the journey early to Enugu.
According to him, the younger brother of the deceased was sitting with him in the front seat of the vehicle.
“When I first sighted them [the kidnappers], I thought they were policemen, because one of them was holding a gun on the right hand side of the road, and then I saw another one on the left carrying cutlass."
“At that point, I thought they were thieves, but, suddenly, I saw another person in front who pointed a gun at us and shot."
The driver added that he immediately bent down and lost control of the vehicle. He veered into the bush and fell into a ditch.
He explained that the other driver was not as lucky as the bullet hit him and he died on the spot.
Meanwhile, the kidnappers are reportedly demanding N5 million as ransom before they release their victim.
In another report by Legit.ng, a United States-based Nigerian, identified as Chinweizu, was said to have escaped from kidnappers’ den after beating one of his captors to a pulp.
The man was reportedly abducted on the Akara Isuikwuato Road in Abia state alongside an unidentified woman.
It was gathered that the kidnappers seized the duo around 3pm on Wednesday, February 3, and took them into the forest.
Legit.ng also reported that Eloniyo Dennis Abuda, an Edo prince who was kidnapped in the south-south state on Saturday, January 30, was not as lucky as Chineweizu.
Days after his kidnap, his decomposing body was discovered in a forest.
A top security chief, who spoke in confidence, authoritatively confirmed the sad development.