Man, son, 3 others killed, houses razed as herdsmen attack Benue community

Dayo Johnson Akure

Suspected kidnappers have killed a Soldier, driver and abducted a foreign contractor in the ancient town of Owo, in Ondo State.

Reports had it that the bandits stormed a construction site located at Ogbonmo Ijebu-Owo, Owo council area, at about 5pm.

Vanguard learnt that they trailed the Lebanese contractor to the construction site and shot dead the Soldier and the driver before whisking away their victim to  an unknown destination.

One of the workers at the site told newsmen that ” The man we call white engineer has been kidnapped.

“His driver and his security, a soldier were killed.  “The gunmen arriving at the site on Wednesday at about 5pm fired many shots into the air.

” We all fled the site on hearing the gunshots. Those that came were masked and were six or seven.

” It was when some of us later came back to the site after over two hours that we saw the dead bodies of the soldier and the driver.

“The White engineer was nowhere to be found. ” It was later that the police were invited and they took the corpses to the hospital in the town.

Contacted, the police image maker, Funmi Odunlami confirmed the deaths and the abduction of the foreigner.

Odunlami said that efforts were on to rescue the Lebanese unhurt.

Vanguard gathered that personnel of the state security outfit codenamed Amotekun, the vigilante groups in the town have started combing the forest to secure the release of the Victim. End

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