Bridget Esene, the spokesperson of the Edo State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), has been abducted by unknown gunmen while on her way to church in Benin City, the state capital, on Sunday, an official of the service has disclosed.
According to the official, Esene was abducted by the gunmen, who trailed her to Iqueniro area, off Agbor Road, in Benin, dragged her out of her car and took her into their waiting vehicle.
“She was abducted at her church premises, around Agbor road area, this morning. Her whereabouts is yet unknown, as her abductors are yet to speak with her family.
“Her car has been recovered where it was dumped at Agbor road bye-pass area, and we learnt that her abductors headed towards the Benin – Auchi road axis, off the by-pass,” the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the official who craved anonymity.
However, Chidi Nwabuzor, the Edo Police Command spokesman, could neither confirm nor deny the abduction, saying that he was not in a position to speak on the matter.