Two officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
Eye9ja understands that the NSCDC officials were on their way to Benin city, the state capital from Edo North Area Command before they were kidnapped.
The officers 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.
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.
The source 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.
“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,” the source said.
While confirming the incident, the Edo Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, said a combined operation of security agencies in the state were being put in place to apprehend the abductors.