BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN— A policeman attached to an official of the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission, DESOPADEC, was killed, Friday night, by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Edo State.
He was killed while allegedly attempting to prevent them from abducting his boss who was later said to have been taken away to an unknown destination by the abductors.
The police orderly was shot in the head while one of the suspected kidnappers was also killed.
Vanguard gathered that the DESOPADEC official and the policeman were said to be travelling along the Benin-Lagos by-pass when they were attacked by the kidnappers who apparently may have been trailing them.
One of the abductors was said to have been shot dead by the policeman before he was killed just as three other persons in a tipper lorry sustained gun shot wounds.
One of the injured occupants of the tipper lorry told newsmen at the Central Hospital that they were hit by bullets fired by the kidnappers.
“We were driving when they blocked the Toyota Camry. They fired shots and we were hit,” he said.
The state’s police spokesman, Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, Moses Eguaveon said he was yet to be briefed about the incident.