- A yet to be identified policeman guarding an expatriate has been killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Edo state
- The gunmen also abducted the expatriate who is reportedly working with Hartland construction company
- However, the spokesman of the police command in Edo state, Kongtons Bello, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident
Edo state - Gunmen on Monday evening, January 24, reportedly kidnapped an unnamed expatriate, and shot his police orderly dead in Edo state.
Legit.ng gathered that the victim was supervising the construction of the Idegu-Awain road in Etsako West local government of the south-south state when he was kidnapped by the criminals.
Eyewitnesses said the gunmen emerged from the bush and started shooting sporadically, killing the police orderly in order to gain access to their victim and fled into the bush afterwards.
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It was learned that police officers arrived later to evacuate the corpse to the mortuary, PM News also stated.
A source in the community whose name was not revealed said the local vigilantes were currently combing the bushes in the area in search of the abducted expatriate.
However, the spokesman of the police command in Edo state, Kongtons Bello, said he was yet to be briefed on the issue.
Pandemonium in southeast as gunmen attack police station again, kill inspector
In another report, unknown gunmen have attacked another police station in the southeast region. A police officer was killed during the incident which took place at Mgbidi divisional police headquarters, Orsu West local government area of Imo state.
Michael Abattem, police public relations officer, confirming the attack in a statement on Saturday, January 15, said another officer sustained a minor bullet injury on his hand in the attack.
The police spokesperson said the attackers attempted to invade the police station on Friday, January 14, but were repelled by officers on duty. It was gathered that some hoodlums in a white Hilux vehicle shooting sporadically, attempted to gain entrance into the station around 8.45pm