24th September, 2012
Dare-devil gunmen suspected to be kidnappers this morning in Benin struck at the home of a Nigerian businessman and industrialist, Juande Iyamu, killing his driver and abducted two of his children in the process.
The driver whose name could not be ascertained as at the time of filing this report, was said to be driving the abducted children to school when the gunmen struck.
The incident occurred close to the businessman’s house located at Iguose, behind 7UP Bottling plant between 7.30 and 8 .00 am in the ancient Benin City, capital of Nigeria’s Edo state.
Residents of the area who rushed out of their houses to see what was happening had to dash back upon sighting the kidnappers with their guns still smoking. They however rushed to the scene after the kidnappers had left to assist the shot driver, but it was too late as he was already dead.
Some of the residents said the driver apparently argued with the kidnappers, which might have prompted them shooting him at close range.
Mr. Iyamu, the Benin-based industrialist, is popularly known as Yawe Water. He was visibly shocked after the incident.
He bemoaned the porous security system in the Nigeria.
Edo state Police image maker, Anthony Airhuoyo said he was yet to be briefed by the Ekiadolor police station DPO on the incident