According to Edo State police, Mr Olajide Sowore, the younger brother of social crusader Mr Omoyele Sowore, was killed on Saturday.
The deceased was shot dead by gunmen in Edo in the early hours of Saturday, according to the police.
Before he was shot dead on the Benin-Lagos highway, he was claimed to be on his way from Igbinedion University, Okada, near Benin, where he was studying Pharmacy.
In the process, five other people were kidnapped, according to the report.
“In addition to killing the younger Sowore, the alleged kidnappers made off with five unidentified persons,” said Bello Kontongs, a spokesman for the police headquarters.
The deceased’s body has been deposited in the Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, according to Kontongs (IUTH).
“Good morning, everyone. This is to confirm that five unnamed persons were kidnapped at about 0645 hours along the Lagos-Benin Expressway by Isuwa by suspected kidnappers.
They also killed one of the students, Sowore Felix Olajide, a pharmacy student at Igbinedion University Okada.
“While efforts to rescue the five kidnapped victims continue, his corpses have been placed in the IUTH mortuary in Okada.
He said, “Search and rescue operations are ongoing.”
The elder Sowore had declared earlier on Saturday that his younger brother had been killed by unidentified shooters in a statement.