Two policemen, an inspector and sergeant were reportedly killed yesterday by hoodlums on Monday evening on Obajana-Oshokoshoko road, Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The assailants also kidnapped an expatriate.
It was gathered that the policemen were guarding the expatriate worker at a road construction site.
They were said to have laid ambush for the expatriate, identified as Jose Mechada, a Portuguese.
Kogi State Police Command spokesman Williams Ayah said the hoodlums were 15.
He said the commissioner of Police has directed deputy commissioner of Police (DCP) in charge of Operations to mobilise operatives from the Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), Police Mobile Force (PMF) and Counter Terrorism Unit, for a rescue operation.
Ayah, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said the commissioner visited the scene of the incident and met with management of the company, promising the are expatriate will be rescued.