Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed a man, his three-year old daughter and a police escort in order to kidnap an expatriate in Rumukrushi area of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
PMNEWS gathered that the incident occured at the Popular Tank area of Port Harcourt.
The pregnant wife of the deceased, said to be expecting their second child, instantly collapsed on learning about the demise of her breadwinner.
Investigations revealed that the gunmen trailed a vehicle whose occupant was an expatriate who had a police escort. They laid ambush for their target and on sighting him, opened fire. There was an exchange of gunfire between the armed assailants and the police escort.
Sensing that he was no match for the armed men, the policeman fled and ran into a roadside shop where a man and his little daughter were sitting.
The gunmen pursued him to the shop and shot him dead. They also killed the man and his daughter and later made away with the policeman’s gun.
The expatriate, it was learnt, took the expatriate away.
The man and his daughter were buried today in their hometown in Ebonyi state.
SOURCE:PM NEWS NIGERIA