Police Commissioner, DanMallam said the lecturer, Kelvin Izevbekhai, was eliminated when he tried to excape from the hands of his abductors.
It was discovered that the kidnappers abducted Izevbekhai and other people in the bus they were taking a trip in.
“The driver of the minibus was said to have fled into the bush along with four other passengers.
“Unfortunately, one of the passengers who tried to escape during the abduction was killed by the gunmen.
“The police went after the kidnappers in the bush and succeeded in rescuing the victims.”
He said the police were working on a new approach which involves taking the war to the kidnappers’ den in the bush, adding that it is the very best means to deal with the scourge.
Mr Jide Ilugbo, spokesperson for the University, who verified the killing defined it as “barbaric.”.
İlugbo said late Izevbekhai was a 1st Class graduate of the University who was later employed in 2016.
He claimed that presently it is dangerous to take a trip on the Benin-Lagos highway because of frequent assaults by armed burglars and also kidnappers.
The authorities said it was regrettable he fell into the hands of kidnappers, saying that the trailer parked before Okada junction is a hideout for bad guys.