4 abducted oil workers regain freedom

Major Ibrahim Abdullah, Spokesman of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, said on Wednesday in Yenagoa that they were freed following pressure from the troops in search of the kidnappers.

Niger Delta militants (Illustration)

Major Ibrahim Abdullah, Spokesman of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, said on Wednesday in Yenagoa that they were freed following pressure from the troops in search of the kidnappers.

Suspected kidnappers abducted the four persons, including two employees of Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Azuzuama, along the waterways on Oct. 4.

Also, Mr Peter Idabor, Director-General, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), whose employee was a victim, confirmed the release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

“The incident happened last week and the four people held hostage were freed yesterday. Our staff member who was among the victims has reunited with his family.

“He was abducted along with a staff member of Bayelsa Ministry of Environment and two Agip staff members. They were all released together,” Idabor said.

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