Barely a month after a judge was Kidnapped by gunmen in the southern part of Nigeria, another one has been kinapped in the same region.
This time around the abductee is Chioma Nwosu, a judge at Benin division of the Court of Appeal.
The Police in Benin confirmed the abduction, saying that it took place earlier hours of Wednesday.
The police orderly accompanying the judge, Insp. A. I. Momoh, was also killed by the gunmen before taking the victim away.
Confirming the report, Edo State Police Command spokesman, DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, said that the incident occurred along the Benin-Agbor expressway, at Christ Chosen Church of God International.
According to him “The victim, Justice Chioma Nwosu was attacked, while the police orderly attached to her, Insp. A. I. Momoh, was murdered and the driver of the vehicle severely injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
“Immediately, the police operatives at Ikpoba Hill Divisional Police Headquarters, the tactical team of Edo command and other relevant sections, swung into action.
“Investigation is ongoing and by the grace of God, Justice Chioma Nwosu will be rescued unhurt,” he said.