Three policemen shot dead as gunmen abduct Edo Leisure Park director


Three policemen attached to the Edo State Command were on Sunday evening killed by gunmen in Benin, the state capital.
The policemen were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Governmen Area of the South-South state.
The gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, abducted the Chief Executive of the leisure park, Dr Andy Ehanire, in the process.
The gunmen also took the rifles of the policemen after killing them.
It was learnt that the killing disrupted activities at the leisure park as many fun seekers scampered for safety.
Spokesman of the state police command, DSP Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the killings and abduction, 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 is safe for fun seekers.
The remains of the police officers had since been deposited at the Benin Central Hospital morgue.


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