A police officer was sh@t de@d as security operatives rescue Mrs Precious Aigbonoga, the kidn@pped President of Igueben Customary Area Court of Appeal, in Edo State.
The magistrate, who was kidn@pped on January 9, around Ugoneki axis, Uhumwonde LGA of the state while on her way to work, also sustained g¥nshot inj¥ries during the rescue on Thursday, January 12.
The rescue operation was carried out by a combined team of military operatives and police special anti-kidn@pping squad attached to the police headquarters in Benin City, at a place called scorpion heel, inside the forest where she was held captive.
It was gathered that in the process of rescuing the victim, there was an exchange of heavy g¥nfire between the police and the bandits which led to one of the gallant police officers paying the ultimate price.
The inj¥red magistrate is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.