Posted on Fri 5 Jul 2019, 07:52 AM

Police have confirmed the abduction of two Chinese working with a glass and aluminium company in Benin, Edo State.

A police officer detailed to the victims was also killed during the attack.

Commissioner of Police in Edo state, DanMallam Mohammed, said the incident was reported on Wednesday. He added that the command is working hard to rescue the victims

The victims were said to be on their way home after the close of work when the gunmen blocked their vehicle at the Utesi community along the Benin-Auchi Road, and took them into custody after killing the police orderly. 

Punch reports that “As soon as the victims came out of the company’s premises, the gunmen, who apparently had been waiting for them, started trailing them.”

The incident is raising fresh concerns over the safety of expatriates working in some parts of the country, who have been targets of planned attacks and kidnaps. 

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