Guard Shot as Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Israeli Citizen in Benin
The Nigerian Police in Edo state on Monday said an Israeli working with Setraco Construction Company has been abducted by gunmen.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Moses Eguavoen, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Benin.
He said that the Israeli was kidnapped at Upper Mission Road in Benin.
Eguavoen said that one of the soldiers on guard duty was reportedly shot by the kidnappers before the expatriate was abducted.
Before the abduction, two soldiers provided security for the expatriate after they had stopped work on a road project in the Edo capital.
They abandoned work on the road due to incessant kidnappings in the state.
The PPRO said, “One of the soldiers was allegedly shot, but I cannot confirm if he is dead. The police have commenced investigation into the abduction to unravel those behind the act. We want to assure the public of safety of their lives and property.”
On 17 February this year, seven expatriates working for the same SETRACO, were kidnapped by a terror group, the Ansaru in Bauchi state, in the northern part of Nigeria.
One of the kidnapped men was Brendan Vaughan. He was killed, along with six colleagues, from Italy, Greece and Lebanon.