Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Rivers


Gunmen kidnap five oil workers in Rivers

Five oil workers have been abducted by a group of gunmen, who invaded an operation site of an indigenous oil firm, Belemaoil in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.

According to the statement, the oil workers, who are contractors to Belemaoil, are personnel of a subsidiary of the NNPC known as the Integrated Data Services Limited and a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation simply called BGP.

“They were working at a site of ongoing Seismic Operation by Belemaoil when they were abducted on Monday 13th May 2019. The report said the incident have been reported to the security agencies,” the statement read.

King Eleki also expressed the need for improved security along the Kula waterways.

Promising that the victims will be released unhurt, Omoni, said, “We are aware of the incident. The State Commissioner of Police (Usman Belel) has ordered a serious manhunt to ensure that the victims are released unhurt and unconditionally.”

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