Two officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The two officials who were on their way to Benin city, the state capital from Edo North Area Command were identified as Francis Okunwe the Area Commander of the Edo North Area Command and Chief Superintendent of Corps (CSC) Albert Egauvoen, the Divisional Officer of Irrua.
According to Sources at NSCDC said the two officials took off through Igueben due to the bad state of the Benin-Auchi-Okenne Highway, and were attacked at Ewosaa before Ekpon near Ebele in Igueben local government area.
One of the sources said the attack happened at about 2 pm and the Toyota Sienna van they were travelling in has been recovered from where it was abandoned.
According to the source: “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.
Edo Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, confirmed the incident to and said a combined operation of security agencies in the state were being out in place to apprehend the abductors.