Gunmen yesterday, in Benin, Edo State, killed a Soldier on guard duty at SETRACO Construction Company yard and kidnapped an Israeli working with the company.
Vanguard gathered that another soldier was reportedly shot and wounded, while a third soldier, also on guard duty was said to have escaped the attack launched by the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
It was also learnt that the kidnap victim, whose name could not be established at press time, is said to be a staff of SETRACO working on the Upper Mission Road in Benin.
When contacted, yesterday, 4 Brigade Army spokesperson, Capt. Roslyn Managbe, said she was yet to be briefed on the incident.
But her Edo Police Command counterpart, Mr. Moses Eguavoen, who confirmed the incident, said police had commenced covert intelligence gathering with a view to apprehending the suspects and also ascertain what might have led to the incident.
He assured members of the public of police determination to provide safety for them and their property.
….As Police nab 5 suspected kidnappers of 3 corps members
By JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT — RIVERS State Police Commissioner; Mr Joseph Mbu, said, yesterday, that five persons have been arrested in connection with the abduction of the three National Youths Service Corps, NYSC members, who regained their freedom on Sunday.
Mbu at the Police headquarters, Port Harcourt said corps members serving in Ogolokon community, where the three corps members were taken hostage had been relocated to Ominima still in Abua Odua Local Government Area, adding that the Police took the action because of the vulnerable nature of the lodge.
He said: “The lodge, close to mangrove water is too vulnerable for attacks,” adding that security of the occupants should have been considered in the location of a residential quarters for corps members.
Meantime, security operatives in Rivers State have been urged to take steps to guarantee the security of lives and property in the state.
A group, Pilot in a statement in Port Harcourt, expressed worries over the rising incidents of kidnapping and shootings in Port Harcourt.
The group in its statement by Mr Egbe Festus pleaded with security operatives to ensure that the state did not return to the era when hoodlums overran the state.
Continuing, the group charged the people of the state to join in building a peaceful state, adding that cult clashes in Amadiama area of Port Harcourt on June 28, which allegedly left one dead should not be allowed to occur again.