HAPPENING LIVE: BLACK FRIDAY!!! Sporadic Gunshots As Gunmen Set Niger Delta On Fire, Kidnap 5 Prominent Oil Workers

By Post Nigeria January 19, 2018 21:14

HAPPENING LIVE: BLACK FRIDAY!!! Sporadic Gunshots As Gunmen Set Niger Delta On Fire, Kidnap 5 Prominent Oil Workers

Five Oil Workers have been kidnapped in the Niger Delta Region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions.

Suspected militants seized the workers near the Ajoki community, which borders Edo and Delta States, said the Delta State Police Spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka.

“The Police in partnership with the Military are working to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt, with the perpetrators arrested and brought to book”, Aniamaka noted.

The workers are employees of Sahara Energy Oil Company, a Nigerian Energy Firm.

“The Oil Workers were in a boat en route to an offshore location when the gunmen arrived”, said local resident, Ajugu Fidelis, who witnessed the abductions.

“(They) stormed the waterside and ordered the workers into their boat amidst gunshots, and sped off to an unknown location.”

The incident happened a few days after the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, a rebel group known to attacks oil pipelines, issued a statement warning the Federal Government that it was ending a 2017 ceasefire agreement.

The NDA’s targeting of oil and gas infrastructure in 2016, led to a slump in output that helped tip Nigeria into an economic recession.

 

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