Three secondary school teachers in Ebomisi Secondary school, Ugbogiobo village, Ovia North East local government area of Edo State have been kidnapped by suspected herdsmen.
The three male teachers were reportedly abducted on Monday while returning from school.
Three other female teachers who were said to be in the company of the abducted teachers were allowed to go by the kidnappers.
Students of the school on Tuesday abandoned classes and took to the Benin-Akure express road to protest their teachers’ abduction.
The students set up bonfires on the road and left passengers and motorists stranded on the road for many hours.
Some of the school teachers, who spoke on anonymity, said the kidnappers have demanded N10m as ransom on each of the teachers.
When contacted, the Edo State Police spokesman, Moses Nkombe, said he travelled to Abuja for a conference.
The state Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, could not be reached for comments on the matter.