Gunmen have killed a police inspector and kidnaped a Chinese national at a quarry in Kwara State, north-central Nigeria.
On Tuesday, the Kwara State Police Command confirmed the killing and abduction which took place at a quarry in Shao in Moro Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the gunmen also burn down a car allegedly used in the operation on Sunday and disappeared with no trace.
Sources revealed that another police operative who was injured in the attack has been taken to a hospital for medical attention.
”The command is working round the clock to get the victim rescued and apprehend the perpetrators,” said the Police Public Relations Officer in Kwara, Okasanmi Ajayi, while recounting the incident.
“The command is in a mourning mood over the killing of one of our operatives.”
The command’s spokesman, disclosed that the Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Assayomo, has set up a special investigation team to probe the matter on Tuesday.
“The people of Kwara State will be briefed accordingly on our progress,” he added.