Gunmen Kill Three Police Men, Abduct Ehanire in Benin

Pictorial Illustration: Blood-Stained Gun

By Lucky Isibor

Three policemen who were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo local government area of Edo state have been killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

The three policemen were killed at about 5:30 pm on Sunday, September 24, while their arms and ammunition were collected by the attackers.

Director and Chief Executive of the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park, Dr. Andy Ehanire, was abducted by the gunmen in the process.

 It was learnt that the killing disrupted activities at the zoo as many fun seekers scampered for safety.

Edo State police spokesman, DSP Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the killings and abduction on the phone said the situation has been brought under control.

DSP Nkombe said the attackers would soon be brought to book as security has been beefed up in the area.

He assured members of the public that the zoo is safe for fun seekers.

The remains of the police officers have since been deposited at the Benin Central Hospital morgue.

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