The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
The abductee was one of the engineers working with the Chinese company handling the new Ado-Iyin road.
The Command Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident to newsmen on telephone, said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. along the new Ado Ekiti-Iyin Ekiti road.
While one of the expatriates was abducted, the other was said to have sustained gunshots injuries.
Spokesperson of the Ekiti State Police Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said operatives are combing the forest to ensure the safe rescue of the expatriate.
“It’s confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30 pm along new Ado-Iyin road where one civilian was kidnapped, one shot while one policeman was shot dead. Our operatives are already combing the forest for possible apprehension of the perpetrators.” he said.
“The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, enjoins 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.” he added.