The Bursar of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Victor Imagbe escaped abduction by whiskers on Thursday.
It was gathered Imagbe’s residence at Ogheghe on Sapele road in Benin was invaded around 2:45 am by gunmen but he managed to escape.
An operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ugiagbe Alex Osaghae, on guard duty at the residence was however shot dead.
His rifle was also said to have been stolen.
His corpse was later deposited at the morgue of Edo -owned Central Hospital, Benin.
Spokesman of Edo Command of NSCDC, Ogbebor Efosa, confirmed the killing of Osaghae.
He said operatives were on the trail of the attackers.