Bassey Inyang in Calabar
The Cross River State Police Command has confirmed the killing of one policeman and the kidnapping of four Chinese working in the state.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ms. Irene Ugbo, said the incident happened in Oban in Akamkpa Local Government Area.
A source gave the name of the policeman that was killed as Sergeant Ifere Sampson and the kidnapped Chinese as Kan Jinxi, Hujin chang, Jiang Jijun and Cheng Qing.
The source, who did not want his name in print, said the incident happened on Tuesday evening at about 7.00 pm when some gunmen stormed the premises of Danatrite Construction located in Oban.
The source said that the underworld men stormed the company in about three flashy cars and shot the policeman who was guiding the premises of the company before the Chinese workers were abducted and carried away.
The police spokesperson said that officers and men of the anti-kidnapping and cultism squad of the command and the mobile policemen have been drafted to Oban on search and rescue mission.