Buhari who is a driver with Hartland Construction Company, was on Tuesday shot dead in Benin by gunmen believed to be kidnappers.
Two security agents on guard duty were also shot at by the gunmen, who later abducted an expatriate worker.
The officers survived the gunmen attack, with their service rifles intact, in the incident which occurred at the notorious Ahor village on the Benin- Auchi highway.
Report gathered that Hartland Construction Company driver and the police operatives were coming from the Benin airport, where they went to pick the expatriate, when the gunmen suddenly appeared from the bush and opened fire on their vehicle.
The driver died on the spot, while the expatriate was dragged into the bush by the gunmen.
The victim whose identity is yet unknown as of the time of filing this report, had been on leave but returned to the country on Tuesday to resume work.
The dead body of Buhari, who hails from Jattu, Etsako west local government area of the state, was immediately taken home for burial according to Islamic rite.
Philip Ogbadu, the state commissioner of police, who confirmed the incident, said the two officers were unhurt.
” It happened yesterday, the driver conveying a white man being escorted by two police men were shot at, the driver died but the officers held on to their riffles and they survived.
“The only thing is that the white man was taken away, ” Ogbadu said.
Ogbadu further explained that the kidnappers now use a style of opening fire immediately they sight a vehicle, to force the vehicle to a stop.
Recall that Infoxclusive reported that Miss Ella Williams, a Masters degree graduate in Architecture from Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, who was traveling to Ekpoma to collect her call- up letter, was killed on Monday in similar manner, along the same route.
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