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Kidnappers kill Chinese expatriate, driver, police escort

A Chinese expatriate, his driver and a policeman have been killed by suspected kidnappers along Ajaokuta -Lokoja Road in Kogi State .

Another policeman and a civilian reportedly sustained injuries during an attempt by the kidnappers to abduct the Chinese.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the expatriate and other victims , who had yet to be identified , were on the road on Saturday when they were waylaid by the gunmen.

The policemen were said to have resisted the attempt to kidnap the Chinese, which led to a shootout .

A source said , “ The Chinese expatriate, alongside his driver , was killed in the crossfire between the policemen and the kidnappers .
“ One of the policemen lost his life, while another policeman was seriously injured in the gun duel . ”

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State command , Mr. William Aya, confirmed the incident.

He said the command had commenced investigation , adding that the perpetrators would be fished out .

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