Unknown gunmen have abducted seven officers of the Nigerian Navy in Edo State.
The naval officers were said to be travelling to Delta State from Kaduna, when they were kidnapped on Sapele-Warri road.
According to Daily Trust, five of the officers have been rescued by the police.
“They were on their way to Navy Engineering College, Sapele in Delta State,” a source was quoted as saying.
It was said that policemen from the Edo State police command who acted on intelligence, rescued five of the officers while two others are still missing.
SP Kotongs Bello, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the report but did not give details.
“We rescued five and two others are yet to be rescued. That is the one I am aware of,” he said.
Nigeria is currently witnessing a high level of insecurity, with security operatives are not spared.