2019-07-05: According to a police report from Friday (05 July), gunmen kidnapped two Chinese employees of a glass and aluminium company based in Benin City and shot dead their accompanying police officer on Wednesday evening (03 July, local time). The targeted abduction took place in the town of Utesi, south of Benin City in the southern state of Edo. The incident happened outside the company premises.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.
AFP, P.M. News, This Day