Three persons including a police officer were reportedly killed over the weekend by suspected kidnappers, along the Ajaokuta-Lokoja highway, in Kogi State.
Several others were said to have sustained various degree of injury during the incident.
Unconfirmed sources said that an expertriate, staff and the policeman were killed by unidentified gunmen, while another uniformed officer was seriously wounded after a shoot out gun in the Ajaokuta local government area.
It was learnt that that the expatriate who was travelling with one of his staff ran into the suspected kidnappers, but got stiff resistance from the police orderly, lead to a shootout between them and the police.
The hoodlums were said to have shot the expatriate, his driver and policeman, killing them instantly.
It was gathered that in an attempt to escape the scene, the suspected kidnappers engaged another set of policemen in a shootout.
The Kogi State Police Public Relation of officer, Mr. William Aya who confirmed the incident, said the command has commenced investigation into the matter.
He said that report reaching the command has it that a an expertrate, his driver and a police officer were shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen, Saturday morning, along the Ajaokuta-Lokoja road.