Unknown gunmen along the new Ado Ekiti–Iyin Ekiti Road under construction on Friday killed a policeman, kidnapped a Chinese expatriate, and shot another person.
Sources said the abducted victim and the one with gunshot injury were part of the team of Chinese expatriates working on the road construction awarded by Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, to a Chinese company.
Police Public Relations Officer for Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said, “It is confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today (Friday) about 4:30 pm along new Iyin Road, where one civilian was kidnapped, one injured while one policeman was shot dead”.
Abutu said operatives of the Ekiti State Police Command “are already combing the bush for possible apprehension of the perpetrators.
“The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, enjoins everyone to be calm and avoid any form of apprehension as the Command will do everything possible to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits,” the PPRO said.