October 2, 2022

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Bandits abduct seven naval officers in Edo

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

The officers were said to have been abducted on the Sapele-Warri road while travelling to Delta from Kaduna State.

“They were on their way to the Navy Engineering College, Sapele, in Delta State,” a source told Daily Trust.

Five of them have, however, been rescued by police operatives from the Edo State command who acted on intelligence reports, while two others are still missing.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Kotongs Bello, confirmed the report but didn’t give further details.

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