Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Benin, kidnap park owner

Posted by Igbaugba Ehigimetor | 25 September 2017 | 1,224 times

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Three policemen attached to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park have been killed gunmen in Benin.

The gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, also abducted the chief executive of the leisure park, Dr Andy Ehanire.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the incident happened on Sunday in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

NAN reports that the gunmen also took the rifles of the policemen after killing them.

It was learnt that the attack disrupted activities at the leisure park as many fun seekers scampered for safety.

The Spokesman of the Edo Police Command, Mr. Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the incident on the phone, said the situation had been brought under control.

Nkombe said the attackers would soon be brought to book as security had been beefed up in the area.

He assured members of the public that the park was safe for fun seekers.

The remains of the police officers have been deposited at the Benin Central Hospital’s morgue. (NAN)

Source: News Express

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