Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers Thursday kidnapped two Chinese expatriates working with a Glass and Aluminium company in Benin in the Edo State capital.
The gunmen also killed police guard attached to the foreigners at Utesi community, (a suburb of Benin) on the Benin- Auchi road, where their company is located after the close of work.
The victims were said to be on their way home when the gunmen blocked their vehicle and abduct them after killing the security officers attached to them.
A source who refused to disclose his identity said the two Chinese were kidnapped when they came out of the company, after the close of work, by the gunmen who apparently ambushed them.
The source added that the gunmen killed the security officer attached to the victims while shooting sporadically into the air before abducting the victims.
The Edo State Commissioner of Police, DanMallam Mohammed, confirmed the incident, noting that the policeman was killed during the operation by the gunmen.
He said: “The incident was reported to us yesterday. We are working hard to rescue them from the kidnappers.”