PTI Chief Security Officer kidnapped by Gunmen in Delta

Gunmen on Sunday abducted the Chief Security Officer of the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Mr John Odogun.

Sources says that he was kidnapped on his way to church on Sunday morning around the NNPC House Complex road in the volatile Ekpan area, near Warri.

The victim was alone when he was waylaid by the gunmen numbering five at about 6:45am on his way to Rainbow Christian Assembly.

The Public Relations Officer of the institute, Mr. Brown Ukanefemoni, confirmed the development to our correspondent when contacted on the telephone on Monday.

Ukanefemoni said the management of the institution was working with police to ensure his safe release.

A family source added that the kidnappers were yet to contact relatives as of Monday afternoon.

The spokesperson of the Delta State Police Command, SP Celestina Kalu, could not be reached for confirmation.

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