The Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the killing of a serving soldier at the Ogbonmo area of Ijebu-Owo in the Owo Local Government Area of the state.
The gallant was reportedly killed by some gunmen who abducted an expatriate in the area on Wednesday evening.
The slain soldier, it was learnt was a security escort of the victim, who is an engineer.
It was confirmed also that the driver of the victim was killed in the attack. The identity of the victims had not been revealed at the time of filing this report.
The PUNCH quoted a source as saying that the incident occurred at about 5.30 pm on Wednesday.
“The man we call white engineer has been kidnapped. His driver and his security soldier were killed. The gunmen fired many shots into the air to disperse the people around,” said the source whose name was not mentioned to the public.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer of the State Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, said efforts were ongoing to secure ree of the victim.