Some unknown gunmen on Saturday evening abducted the Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Anthony Okungbowa.
It was gathered that one of the security aides attached to him was shot dead during his kidnapping.
The security aide was said to have made efforts to foil the abduction but overpowered and killed.
A source in the government said, “Yes, he was kidnapped. Details of his kidnap is sketchy. It happened outside Benin. We are trying to get across to them”.
Efforts to obtain comment from the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, were not successful.
Okungbowa was appointed HOS by Governor Godwin Obaseki in May 2020.