Friday, 2 September 2016
Gunmen Kidnap 14 Oil Workers in Rivers State, Nigeria
No fewer than 14 workers of an oil company, Nestoil Plc have been kidnapped by unidentified Gunmen in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The oil 14 workers were kidnapped Friday afternoon around Omoku-Elele link road. Vanguard gathered that the Costa bus which was carrying the company’s workers was accosted and diverted to an unknown destination under heavy gunfire by the bandits.
A source privy to the incident but who preferred to speak on condition of anonymity disclosed that the workers were returning to Port Harcourt before the incident. The source said the victims had gone to work at Omoku area and were coming back to their base in Port Harcourt before the kidnappers surfaced.
At press time, efforts made to reach company management to speak on the development proved abortive as the only known contact was not connecting. When reached, the Public Relations Officer of Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the development and quickly added that the police was on top of the situation. Omoni said, “We are combing the bushes in that area right now. Our men are all over the bushes. We are doing our best to rescue the victims and as well apprehend the kidnappers. “We have seen the bus that the victims rod on and we believe that we will rescue the victims soonest”, he added.