Gunmen abduct two senior NSCDC officials

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted two senior personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

The two officials were identified as the Area Commander of Edo North Command, Francis Okunwe and Divisional Officer of Irrua, Albert Eguavoen, a Chief Superintended of Corps (CSC

They were on their way to Benin city, the state capital, when they were abducted at Ewosaa before Ekpon near Ebele in Igueben Local Government Area.

Sources at NSCDC said the two officials travelled through Igueben due to the bad state of the Benin-Auchi-Okenne highway.

It was said that the abduction happened on Friday at about 2 pm and the Toyota Sienna van they were travelling in had been recovered from where it was abandoned.

“They were on their way to Benin but because of the bad state of portions along the Auchi – Benin road, they decided to pass through Igueben to cut off the bad spots but unfortunately the incident happened around Ewossa before Ekpon.’’

Confirming the incident, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, said security agencies had been directed to apprehend the abductors.