Fourteen workers with Nestoil in Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State were abducted by unknown gunmen on Saturday, September 3rd.
The workers were reportedly returning from their work site at Omoku area enroute to Port Harcourt when they were ambushed by the kidnappers. The gunmen forcefully diverted the staff bus to an unknown destination under heavy gunfire.
The Public Relations Officer of River State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, who confirmed the incident stated that anti-kidnapping teams are combing the bushes in efforts to rescue the workers, according to Sahara Reporters.
Mr. Omoni said police have located the company's Costa van and expressed optimism that the workers will be rescued.