Gunmen kidnap 7 Naval officers in Edo

Gunmen kidnap 7 Naval officers in Edo


Seven Naval officers were reportedly abducted by gunmen at the weekend in Edo State.

It was learnt that the officers from Kaduna Naval Base were abducted by hoodlums on Sapele/Warri road during a trip to Navy Engineering College, Sapele in Delta State.

A crack team of the Nigeria police operatives attached to Edo State Command acting on intelligence report, swiftly chased the hoodlums and rescued five of the naval personnel while two others are yet-to-be unaccounted for.

It could not be ascertained if there was any casualty of missing riffles.

Spokesman of the Nigeria police, Edo State Command, SP. Kotongs Bello who confirmed the report, is yet to give details.

“We rescued five and two others are yet to be rescued”. That is the one I am aware of”.

Recall that in November 2018, police personnel attached to Delta State police Command, rescued a Naval personnel, Kola Omoniyi, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Sapele/Warri Road in Okpe Local Government area of the State.


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