Three policemen attached to the Edo Police Command were on Sunday evening killed by gunmen in Benin.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the policemen were posted to provide security for fun seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.
NAN reports that the gunmen,suspected to be kidnappers, abducted the chief executive executive officer of the leisure park, Andy Ehanire, in the process.
NAN reports that the gunmen also took the rifles of the policemen after killing them.
It was learnt that the killing disrupted activities at the leisure park as many fun seekers scampered for safety.
Spokesman of the Edo Police Command, Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the killings and abduction on the phone, said the situation had been brought under control.
Mr Nkombe, a deputy superintendent of police, said the attackers would soon be brought to book as security had been beefed up in the area.
He assured members of the public that the park is safe for fun seekers.
The remains of the police officers had since been deposited at the Benin Central Hospital morgue.