Fourteen Oil Workers Kidnapped By Armed Bandits In Rivers


Several oil workers in the crime-stricken area of Rivers State have been abducted by assailants who are yet to state their demands.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the Coaster 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 were on top of the situation. Omoni said, “We are combing the area right now.

“We are doing our best to rescue the victims and apprehend the kidnappers”

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