The Edo State Police Command has revealed that five people were kidnapped during the attack that led to the death of Olajide Sowore.
Olajide, the younger brother of Sahara Reporters Publisher and convener of #RevolutionNow movement, Omoyele So wore, was murdered on Saturday along the Lagos-Benin expressway.
The deceased was a student of Igbinedion University, Okada.
Bello Kontongs, the spokesman of Edo State Police Command, in a statement, said: “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.
“In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.
“His remains has been deposited at IUTH mortuary, Okada, while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnapped victims.”
According to Kontongs, search and rescue operations are ongoing to apprehend the culprits.