Gunmen Kill Three Policemen At Benin Zoo, Abduct CEO

Channels Television  
Updated September 25, 2017

Gunmen have killed three policemen who were posted to provide security for fun-seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Benin City, the Edo State capital.

The gunmen, who struck the zoo on Sunday evening, abducted the Chief Executive Officer of the zoo, Andrew Ehanire.

Public Relations Officer of the Edo State Police Command, Moses Nkombe, confirmed the incident.

He said the Police Commissioner has ordered an investigation into the attack and gave the assurance that the kidnappers would be apprehended and prosecuted.

Nkombe also assured visitors to the zoo of their safety as security has been beefed up at the Zoo.