The Edo State Police Command has confirmed the killing of Olajide Sowore by kidnappers around 6am on Saturday.
Police spokesperson in the state, Kontongs Bello, in a statement disclosed that the remains of the deceased had been deposited at IUTH Mortuary, Okada.
Bello said the late Sowore was killed when gunmen kidnapped about five persons along the Lagos-Benin Expressway.
“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 shot to death one Sowore Felix Olajide male a Pharmacy student of Igbinedion University Okada.
“His remains have been deposited at IUTH Mortuary Okada while effort is ongoing to rescue the five kidnap victims. Search and rescue operation is ongoing,” Bello said.
Earlier, former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, had in a Facebook post said his brother was shot and killed near Okada in Edo state by suspected herdsmen/kidnappers on his way from Igbinedion University where he is studying Pharmacy.