Men in Police uniform kidnap wife of NRC boss, shoot security aide

Francisca Okhiria, wife of Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, was on Wednesday kidnapped by gunmen in Police uniform at Irhirhi along NNPC filling station in Oredo local government area of Edo state.

According to an eyewitness, her abductors while fleeing from the scene of the incident shot her aide, an Army sergeant.

Edo State Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen followed the woman from the airport and kidnapped her on the way to her house.

“It is confirmed that she was kidnapped and the Police have recovered her vehicle — a Land Cruiser Prado jeep.

“The Army sergeant shot by the hoodlums was her security personnel, and has been taken to the military hospital by the Police.

“The gunmen came in a Toyota Camry,” he said; noting that investigation into the incident has commenced.

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