Abducted maritime workers, others regain freedom

By Henry Okonkwo 

The eight persons, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State on Monday have been set free.

it was gathered that the release of the abducted travellers on Saturday evening was facilitated by the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh, and other stakeholders.

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The DG of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigerian, Adewale Adeyanju.

The abductees are said to be in good physical condition and the MWUN President-General is expected to provide a detailed report on the incidents surrounding the abduction early next week.

The eight persons were travelling to Port Harcourt from the Kula area in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area before gunmen abducted them at the Kula-Abonnema waterway.

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