Kidnappers operating along Benin-Auchi express road on Wednesday abducted a serving Senior Magistrate simply identified as Hassana.
The police orderly of Hassana whose name was given as Marcus was shot and currently receiving treatment.
Family sources said Hassana was going to Ehor, headquarters of Uhunmwode Local Government when she and two others were abducted.
The source said the kidnappers randomly picked motorists along the road and whisked them away.
It was learnt that after Hassana orderly was shot, he driver managed to drive the vehicle into an earth road which led to a village where he thought they would be safe.
But the kidnappers struck again and took the Magistrate away.
As at press time, no contact has been made to her family.
A police source the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has already directed the Commissioner of Police in the state, Chris Ezike to ensure the immediate release of the abducted persons and arrest of the abductors.
Spokesman for the police, DSP Abiodun Osifo, confirmed the abduction and said policemen were already combing the bush with a view to releasing the victims.