The police in Edo State have confirmed that a soldier was killed by armed robbers in a robbery attack in Benin on Wednesday.
This was confirmed by the Police Spokesman, Edo State Command, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who told newsmen that the robbery took place at the First Eastern Circular and Akpakpaba Roads intersection in the Edo capital.
According to Nwabuzor, the soldier was shot dead by suspected armed robbers who attacked the patrol van conveying the soldier and two of his colleagues.
Nwabuzor said investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the attack was on-going.
“Edo State Police Command can confirm that a soldier was killed in Benin on Wednesday. A good Nigerian reported the incident at the police station covering that neighbourhood,” She said.
An eyewitness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the assailants, numbering four, drove in an unmarked Toyota Camry against traffic flow as they headed towards an army vehicle, alighted from the vehicle and opened fire on the soldiers.