JUST IN: Gunmen kill policeman, kidnap Chinese engineer in Ekiti

NEWS DIGEST – Unknown gunmen killed a policeman and abducted a Chinese along Ado-Iyin Road, in Ekiti State.

The gunmen killed the police officer in the process of abducting the Chinese on Friday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said it occurred around 4.30 p.m. along new Ado-Iyin Road.

The Chinese was an engineer attached to the construction company handling the dualisation of the Ado-Iyin Road.

The police spokesman also said another person was shot at the scene of the incident, but is not dead.

“It is confirmed that a kidnapping incident occurred today at about 4:30 p.m. along new iyin Road,” said Mr Abutu.

“During the incident, one civilian, an expatriate, was kidnapped, one shot, while one policeman was shot dead.

“Our operatives are already combing the bush for possible apprehension of the perpetrators.”

He added that the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Babatunde Mobayo, had enjoined everyone to be calm as the command would do everything possible to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.