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Two policemen killed as gunmen kidnap Chinese expatriates in Benue

Two policemen have been killed and two Chinese engineers working on a site kidnapped along Zakibiam-Katsina-Ala road in Benue state.

The Benue Police Command Public Relation Officer (PPRO), DSP Kate Anene, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen also killed one expatriate during an exchange of gunfire with policemen attached to escort the Chinese from Zakibiam to the site.

The incident was said to have occurred around 7:30am on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the three expatriates were working with Symmetry Trading Company Limited in Sankera axis.

“On 7th April, 2021 at about 0730hrs a distress call was received from Police officers posted to escort expatriates from the above named company in Ukum Local Government Area that they came under an attack of gunmen who laid ambush at the site under construction before their arrival.

“During an exchange of fire with the gunmen, two policemen and one of the expatriate lost their lives while two of the expatriates were kidnapped.

“More police officers have been deployed to the area for trail of the hoodlums and rescue of the kidnap victims,” the statement reads.

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