Crime and Security

Armed kidnappers kill police operative, abduct Chinese expatriate

Armed kidnappers kill police operative, abduct Chinese expatriate


Armed men suspected to be kidnappers on Friday, killed a police operative and abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The Ekiti State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the attack said the incident occurred around 4.30pm along new Ado-Iyin road.

The kidnapped victim was identified as a Chinese, whose name was given as Wang. He was one of the Engineers handling the dualisation of the new Ado-Iyin road contracted to Chinese Company by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

The police spokesman disclosed that apart from the slain police officer, one other person was shot at the scene of the incident, whose condition is not certain.

“It is confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30pm along new iyin road.

“During the incident, one civilian, an expatriate, was kidnapped, one shot, while one policeman was shot dead.

“Our operatives are already combing the bush for possible apprehension of the perpetrators”.

Abutu added that the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr Babatunde Mobayo, urged citizens of the state to remain calm and avoid any form of fear saying the Command will do everything possible to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.

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