Two expatriates working with the West African Ceramics, Ajaokuta have been reportedly killed by suspected kidnappers along Ajaokuta-Lokoja road in Kogi State.
A police orderly was among those killed in the incident which occurred recently.
According to a community source, the three deceased were shot dead while other security officers were seriously wounded after a gun battle with the suspected kidnappers in Ajaokuta.
“The assailants waylaid the expatriates who were traveling, with the intent of kidnapping them but the policemen attached to them resisted.
“The hoodlums were said to have been infuriated by the resistance from policemen and decided to engage them in a gun battle. The two expatriates and a policeman died in the clash”, the source said.
The suspected kidnappers according to the source escaped unhurt.
Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. William Aya, said the command had commenced investigation with a view to fishing out the perpetrators.