Police say 14 oil workers kidnapped in Rivers

Gunmen in the Niger Delta

Gunmen in the Niger Delta

The police in Rivers State have confirmed the abduction of 14 workers of Nestoil by gunmen in Port Harcourt.

The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, on Friday confirmed the development and quickly added that the command was on top of the situation.

“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 rode on and we believe that we will rescue the victims soonest”, he added.

Our correspondent gathered that the oil workers were abducted in the afternoon in their coaster bus by gunmen afternoon around Omoku-Elele link road in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of the state.

The coaster bus of the oil workers, it was gathered, was diverted to an unknown destination under heavy gunfire by the gunmen.