Francisca Okhiria, wife of the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet, was on Wednesday kidnapped by gunmen in police uniform in Benin.
Eyewitness told newsmen that the hoodlums, while escaping from the scene of the incident with their victim, shot her security aide, an army sergeant.
Chidi Nwabuzor, the state police spokesman 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.