Gunmen kill NSCDC operative in attempt to kidnap UNIBEN’s bursar

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot and killed an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), attached to the private residence of the Bursar of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Victor Imagbe.

It was gathered Imagbe’s residence at Ogheghe on Sapele road in Benin was invaded around 2:45 am by gunmen but he managed to escape.

The name of the deceased security operative was given as Alex Osaghae.

While it could not be ascertained how they gained access into the compound, the assailants were said to have opened fire on the NSCDC personnel, upon sighting him.

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Sources in the area who crave anonymity, confided that the officer died at the spot, while his rifle was also said to have been stolen.

His corpse was later deposited at the morgue of Edo -owned Central Hospital, Benin.

Spokesman of Edo Command of NSCDC, Ogbebor Efosa, confirmed the killing of Osaghae.

He said operatives were on the trail of the attackers