The police operatives however survived the attack, with their service rifles intact.
Empiregist gathered that the driver and the police operatives were coming from the Benin airport, where they went to pick up the expatriate, when the gunmen suddenly appeared from the bush and opened fire on their vehicle.
The driver was said to have died on the spot while the two police officers sustained injuries, just as the expatriate was whisked into the bush by the gunmen.
The expatriate whose identity Afriupdate News is yet to ascertain, had been on leave but returned to the country on Tuesday to resume work, before he was abducted.
The driver who hails from Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo state, was immediately taken home for burial according to Islamic rite.
According to multiple media reports, the State Commissioner of Police, Philip Ogbadu, who confirmed the incident, said the two officers, however, survived the attack.
“It happened yesterday, the driver conveying a white man being escorted by two policemen were shot at, the driver died but the officers held on to their riffles and they survived.
“The only thing is that the white man was taken away,” Ogbadu was quoted to have said.
He explained that the kidnappers now use the criminal method of opening fire immediately they sight a vehicle, to force the vehicle to a stop.