A junior Lecturer of Igbinedion University Okada Edo State, Mr Kelvin Izebeokhai has been shot dead by suspected highway kidnappers after he attempted to escape from an attack on the bus in which he was travelling in on the Benin- Lagos expressway.
It was gathered that Kelvin was abducted alongside other passengers who where travelling together in a mini bus, the driver and some passengers manged to run away, but as kelvin attempted to escape he was gunned down in cold blood.
“The police went after the kidnappers in the bush and succeeded in rescuing the victims,” the CP said.
On his part, spokesman of the university, Mr. Jide Ilugbo, described the killing as “babaric.”
Ilugbo said the late lecturer was a First Class graduate and was employed in the university in 2016.
He said it was unfortunate he ran into hoodlums, saying that it was now dangerous to travel on the Benin-Lagos highway due to frequent attacks by armed robbers and kidnappers.