15 Oil Workers Kidnapped By Gunmen Near Port Harcourt.
Posted On 11/10/2016
Gunmen have kidnapped 15 oil workers on a road near Nigeria’s oil hub of Port Harcourt. The unknown gunmen are said to have shot in the air on the Omoku/Elele road before taking captive the fifteen workers.
The men, employees of Nestol – an oil and gas firm, were on their way to their office when they were seized. The bus in which the men were kidnapped in was later recovered after being abandoned by the gunmen. A police spokesman, Deputy Superintendent Nnamdi Omoni, said that all the abducted are Nigerians working for the local oil industry service company Nestoil. He said that the bus taking the employees to work was hijacked about 100 kilometers (60 miles) southeast of their office in Nigeria’s petroleum capital of Port Harcourt early on Friday morning.
“We have recovered the vehicle they were traveling in before the incident occurred. Police are currently combing bushes around the area in a bid to find and release the victims,” Nnamdi said, adding that he did not believe foreigners were among those kidnapped.