The Benue Police Command confirmed the incident.
Its Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Kate Anene, a DSP, said the gunmen also killed one expatriate during an exchange of gunfire with policemen attached to escort the Chinese from Zakibiam to the site.
The Nation gathered the three expatriates were working with Symmetry Trading Company Limited in Sankera axis.
The incident occurred around 7:30am on Wednesday.
The statement reads: “On 7th April, 2021 at about 0730hrs a distress call was received from Police officers posted to escort expatriates from the above named company in Ukum Local Government Area that they came under an attack of gunmen who laid ambush at the site under construction before their arrival.
“During an exchange of fire with the gunmen, two policemen and one of the expatriate lost their lives while two of the expatriates were kidnapped.
“More police officers have been deployed to the area for trail of the hoodlums and rescue of the kidnap victims.”