Gunmen abduct 7 naval officers in Edo

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Seven officers of the Nigerian Navy have been abducted in Edo State.

The security personnel were abducted on Sapele-Warri road while travelling to Delta State from Kaduna.

Five of the naval officers have, however, been rescued by the police, sources said.

“They were on their way to Navy Engineering College, Sapele in Delta State,” one of sources said.

It was gathered that policemen from the Edo State Command, acting on intelligence report, rescued five of the officers while two others are still missing.

The State Command’s spokesperson, Kotongs Bello, confirmed the development.

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