Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have kidnapped seven officers of the Nigerian Navy in Edo State.
It was gathered that the officers had been ambushed and kidnapped alongside Sapele-Warri highway whereas travelling to Delta State from Kaduna State.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Kotongs Bello, confirmed the incident, saying the police had been in a position to rescue 5 of them from the abductors.
The PPRO, who was unable to provide particulars of the incident, stated the command was working onerous to make sure the remaining officers had been additionally rescued unharmed.
Nigeria is at the moment reeling beneath the grip of bandits and kidnappers with a number of college abductions notably in northern Nigeria and kidnappings for ransoms within the south.
Several college youngsters and travellers are at the moment in kidnappers’ dens, as banditry is comparatively turning into a booming legal enterprise.
The Boko Haram insurgents have additionally routinely kidnapped personnel of the Nigerian navy, particularly personnel of the Operation Hadan Kai who’re concerned within the counterinsurgency operations.