Gunmen kidnap two NRC staff in Agbor
At least two Nigerian Railway Corporation employees were kidnapped by gunmen from the Agbor train station, causing widespread fear and panic.
Peter Osazuwa, an STCI Level 10 officer in the Operations and Commercial Department, and Giwa Mohammed, a Level 9 officer from the Kwara State, were identified as the victims.
According to an unnamed NRC source, the victims were employees of the Warri-Itakpe train service in Agbor, while the incident occurred a few minutes away from the ancestral home of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in Owa-Alero.
The source stated, “They were kidnapped in Owa-Oyibu on Thursday evening, on their way from the town where they had gone to purchase food items.” The incident took place at the intersection leading to the Abavo market.
“Their Jeep’s tyres were slashed, and the windscreen was shattered. They were subsequently kidnapped.”
Recently, the kidnappers demanded N40 million from the locals near the Agbor train station.
According to another source in Agbor, the incident has thrown the entire community into fear and panic.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, and his Personal Assistant, Dennis Ujah, did not respond to multiple phone calls, SMS messages, and WhatsApp messages.
Yakubu Mahmood, the NRC’s spokesperson, stated that he would see to it that they return because of the security issue.
However, according to our correspondent, NRC management has been briefed and is in control of the situation.
When contacted, Olanrewaju Oke, the Public Relations Officer for NRC in Agbor Station, stated that the police and security agencies are handling the situation and that an investigation is underway.
He stated, “The incident has been reported to management, and I am unable to provide further information because the CEO is not present. I cannot tell you something about which I lack specifics. However, the police and security agencies have it under control.
“The matter is currently under investigation.”
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