The Police in Edo State says the suspected herdsmen, who shot dead Felix Olajide Sowore in the early hours of Saturday morning, also abducted five other persons.
Spokesman for the police command, Bello Kontongs disclosed this on Saturday as he confirmed the killing of the younger brother of social activist Omoyele Sowore.
He was said to have been coming from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy, before he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway.
Kontongs said, “In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.”
According to him, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH).
“Good morning all. This is to confirm to you that suspected kidnappers at about 0645hrs along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa kidnapped five unidentified persons.
“And in the process, they shot dead one, Sowore Felix Olajide, male, a pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH mortuary, Okada, while efforts are ongoing to rescue the five kidnapped victims.
“Search and rescue operations are ongoing,” he added.