Kidnappers Kill Two Policemen, Abduct Expatriate In Kogi

Two policemen, an inspector and sergeant were reportedly killed yesterday by hoodlums on Monday on Obajana-Oshokoshoko road, Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State.

It was gathered that the policemen were guarding an expatriate worker at a road construction site. The assailants kidnapped the expatriate.

They were said to have laid ambush for the expatriate, identified as Jose Mechada, a Portuguese.

Sources said the police sergeant, Gini John, was shot dead on the spot, while Inspector Ezekiel Negedu died at the hospital.

Kogi State Police Command spokesman Williams Ayah said the hoodlums were 15.

He said the commissioner of Police has directed Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations to mobilise operatives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter Terrorism Unit, for a rescue operation.

He said the commissioner visited the scene of the incident and met with management of the company, promising the expatriate will be rescued.