By Osahon Osahon
A driver with Hartland Construction Company, simply identified as Buhari was on Tuesday shot dead in Benin, the Edo state capital, by gunmen believed to be kidnappers.
Two police operatives on guard duty were also shot at by the gunmen, before kidnapping an expatriate worker.
The police operatives however survived the attack, with their service rifles intact, in the incident occurred at the notorious Ahor village, on the Benin-Auchi highway.
It was gathered that the driver and the police operatives were coming from the Benin airport, where they went to pick the expatriate, when the gunmen suddenly appeared from the bush and opened fire on their vehicle.
The state commissioner of police, Philip Ogbadu, who confirmed the incident, said the two officers however survived the attack.
“It happened yesterday, the driver conveying a white man being escorted by two police men were shot at, the driver died but the officers held on to their riffles and they survived.
“The only thing is that the white man was taken away,” Ogbadu said.
He explained that the kidnappers now use a style of opening fire immediately they sight a vehicle, to force the vehicle to a stop.
Recall that Miss Ella Williams, a Masters degree graduate in Architecture from Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, who was traveling to Ekpoma to collect her call-up letter, was killed on Monday in similar manner, along the same route.