The foreign workers and their Nigerian counterparts were abducted a week before their rescue. One Nigerian driver identified as Matthew, was unfortunately killed during their abduction.
Three Australians, Mark Gabberdy, Peter Zoutenbier and Jack Countentz; a South-African, Wayne Smith and a New Zealander, Jamal Khan, were captured with their Nigerian colleagues, while working for MacMahon Construction Company in the state.
They were abducted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at about 6 AM.
Jimoh Ozi-Obeh, the Commissioner of Police in Cross-River, who gave an assurance of their quick rescue the week of their capture, confirmed that they have been rescued.
They were rescued unspoilt, according to Ozi-Obeh, who stated that the rescue was made possible through the partnership between the police and other security agencies.
Before this, a Nigerian driver, identified as Matthew, was reportedly killed by the suspected militants on the day of the abduction.