Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed that a police officer was killed yesterday by gunmen who abducted a Chinese expatriate along new Ado-Iyin Road.
The Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the Chinese expatriate was one of the engineers handling the dualisation of Ado-Iyin Road awarded to a Chinese company by Governor Kayode Fayemi.
During the attack which happened on Friday evening, Abutu said one other person was shot at the scene of the incident, has not been confirmed dead.
“It is confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30p.m. along new Ado-Iyin Road,” he said.
“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.”
The police spokesman added that the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo, enjoined everyone to be calm and avoid any form of apprehension as the Command will do everything possible to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Babawuro Tofai, the younger brother of Sabo Nanono, minister of agriculture, was abducted by gunmen in Kano State.