Gunmen kidnapped two top Civil Defence Corps officers

Gunmen on Friday kidnapped two top officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence, NSCDC, while on their way to Benin from Edo north part of the state.

This is coming on the heel of the kidnap of the wife of the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation three days ago.

The two officers were identified as Francis Okunwe the Area Commander of the Edo North Area Command who is an Assistant Corps of the NSCDC and the Divisional Officer of Irrua, Chief Superintended of Corps (CSC) Albert Egauvoen.

The state Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed who confirmed the incident said a combined operation of security agencies in the state are being put in place to apprehend the abductors.

Our correspondent gathered that the two top officers who were on their way to Benin City had diverted to Igueben road because of the bad state of the Benin-Auchi-Okenne Highway.

“They decided to travel through Igueben and they were said to have been attacked at Ewosaa before Ekpon near Ebele in Igueben local government area,” said a source.

Our source who sought anonymity also said the incident occurred around 2 pm.

“The Toyota Sienna van they were travelling in has been recovered from where it was abandoned just as it was gathered that some personnel of the NSCDC have been deployed to the area.
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