The Edo State Police Command has reacted following the killing of Olajide, a younger brother of the publisher of online news medium, SaharaReporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, who was killed on Saturday by suspected kidnappers in Edo State.
The kidnappers were said to have abducted five other people.
Reacting to the incident, the Edo Police Command through its spokesperson, Bello Kontongs, in a statement sent to journalists on Saturday, said Olajide’s killers also abducted five other unidentified victims.
He added that the deceased’s corpse had been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital.
The statement read, “This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 06:45hrs along Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons and in the process shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a pharmacy student of the Igbinedion University, Okada.
His remains have been deposited at the IUTH mortuary, Okada, while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search-and-rescue operation is ongoing please.”