The Police in Edo on Saturday confirmed the killing of Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of social activist Omoyele Sowore, adding that five other persons were abducted in the process.
Mr Sowore was shot dead by killer herdsmen on Benin-Ore high in the early hours of Saturday.
He was said to have been coming from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy when he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway.
Confirming the sad development, police spokesman in Edo, Bello Kontongs, said: “In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the suspected kidnappers made away with five unidentified persons.”
According to Mr Kontongs, the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital (IUTH).
“Good morning all. 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.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH mortuary, Okada, while efforts are ongoing to rescue the five kidnapped victims.
“Search and rescue operations are ongoing,” he added,” the spokesman said in a message.
The elder Sowore, had in a statement earlier on Saturday announced the killing of his younger by yet-to-identified gunmen.