The spokesperson of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in Edo State, Bridgette Esene has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
According to News Agency of Nigeria, an official reported that Esene was abducted on her way to church in Benin, the state capital, on Sunday.
The gunmen had reportedly trailed her to Iqueniro area of Benin, dragged her out of her car, and whisked her into a 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 official said.
Chidi Nwabuzor, the Edo State Police Command spokesman, neither confirmed nor denied the abduction, saying he is not in a position to speak on the matter.