RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA: 14 Oil Workers Kidnapped
Fourteen Oil workers were kidnapped yesterday afternoon around Omoku-Elele link road. According to Vanguard the Costa bus which was carrying the company’s workers was accosted and diverted to an unknown destination under heavy gunfire by the bandits while returning to Port Harcourt.
A 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.