The Police in Benin on Wednesday confirmed the kidnap of Francisca Okhiria, wife of Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria by gunmen.
The woman was kidnapped by gunmen in Police uniform in Benin, Police said.
Eyewitness account said the hoodlums, while escaping from the scene of the incident with their victim, shot her security aide, an Army sergeant.
Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen trailed the woman from the airport and kidnapped her on the way to her house.
Nwabuzor said the woman was kidnapped at Irhirhi along NNPC filling station in Oredo local government.
“It is confirmed that she was kidnapped and the Police have recovered her vehicle — a Land Cruiser Prado jeep.
“The Army sergeant shot by the hoodlums was her security personnel, and has been taken to the military hospital by the Police.
“The gunmen came in a Toyota Camry,” he said; noting that investigation into the incident has commenced.