Three policemen providing security for fun-seekers at the Ogba Zoo and Nature Park in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State were killed yesterday by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
They were killed at about 6pm and their arms and ammunition stolen by the attackers.
The park’s director and chief executive Dr. Andy Ehanire was abducted by the gunmen.
It was gathered that the killing disrupted activities at the zoo as many fun-seekers scampered for safety.
Police spokesman DSP Moses Nkombe, who confirmed the killings and abduction, said the situation has been brought under control.
Nkombe said the attackers would soon be arrested as security has been strenthened in the area.
He assured the public that the zoo is safe for fun-seekers.