Gunmen killed three police officers in Benin City, Edo State and abducted a young man who is known as Andy Ehanire, a younger brother of the Nigeria Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire and managing director of the Ogba Zoological Gardens, Benin City
Moses Nkombe, the police spokesperson in Edo said the incident happened at the zoological garden. He said that the policemen were posted to the garden to provide security at the zoo and nature park and the killing caused a lot of disruption as people in the park ran for their lives.
Mr Nkombe said “Our men are working on that (the incident), though we have not made any arrest, the remains of the police officers have since been deposited at the morgue of the Benin Central Hospital.”
Edo State, like several other Nigerian states, has an increase in the rate of kidnapping and other crimes.