Gunmen abduct expatriate, shoot police orderly dead in Edo



By Jethro Ibileke

Gunmen numbering about five in Edo State have reportedly kidnapped an expatriate worker of Hartland Construction Company, killing his police orderly in the process.

The incident occurred Monday evening at Idegun Community of Anwain clan, in Etsako West Local Government area of Edo State.

It was gathered that the the expatriate worker whose country of origin still remains unknown, was supervising the ongoing construction of Anwain-Idegun road, awarded by the state government, when he was abducted.

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The armed men were said to have emerged from the bush, shot sporadically, killing the police orderly on the spot, before picking the victim and fled into the bush.

The police personnel were said to arrived later to evacuate the remains of the body.

Meanwhile, the local vigilantes are said to have commenced bush-combing, in search of the victim.

The State Police Command spokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

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