Yet to be identified gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday, April 7, killed two policemen and a foreigner in the Ukum local government area of Benue state.
The incident reportedly took place at a Symmetry Trading Company located in the area.
According to Idoma Voice the two Chinese nationals working as engineers in the company were also abducted.
The state police public relations officer, DSP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Wednesday.
The statement read, “On 7th April, 2021 at about 0730hrs, a distress call was received from police officers posted to escort expatriates from the above-named company in Ukum local government area that, they came under an attack of gunmen who laid ambush at the site under construction before their arrival.
“During an exchange of fire with the gunmen, two policemen and one of the expatriate lost their lives while two of the expatriates were kidnapped.
“More police officers have been deployed to the area for the trail of the hoodlums and rescue of the kidnap victims.”