Policeman killed as gunmen kidnap Chinese national in Ekiti

A police officer was reportedly killed on Thursday, as gunmen abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ekiti State.

The incident, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, occurred around 4.30pm along new Ado-Iyin road.

The abductee was one of the engineers handling the dualisation of Ado-Iyin road awarded to a Chinese Company by Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Apart from the police officer, Abutu said one other person was shot at the scene of the incident, who has not been confirmed dead.

He said: “It is confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30pm along new Iyin road .

“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.

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