Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday abducted Andy Ehanire, younger brother of Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire.
It was gathered that the gunmen also killed three police officers in Benin City, Edo State.
The Minister’s brother is the managing director of the Ogba Zoological Gardens, Benin City.
Confirming the incident to newsmne on Monday in Benin, the police spokesperson in Edo, Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the development to reporters on Monday in Benin City, said the incident happened at the zoological garden.
According to Nkombe, police officers were posted to the garden to provide security for fun-seekers at the zoo and nature park.
“Our men are working on that (the incident), though we have not made any arrest,” the police spokesperson, Mr Nkombe said.
It was gathered that the killing disrupted activities at the zoo as many fun seekers scampered for safety, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.
The remains of the police officers have since been deposited at the morgue of the Benin Central Hospital.