The eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN) kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday have regained their freedom.
According to a Press Statement signed by Eric Osagie, the Assistant Director, Public Relations of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the release of the abducted travellers, which occurred yesterday evening, is sequel to the intervention of the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and other stakeholders.
“The DG of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigerian (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju at about 8:15pm.
“The abductees are believed to be in good physical condition and the MWUN President General is expected to provide detailed report on the incidents surrounding the abduction early next week”.
The eight persons were travelling to Port Harcourt from Kula area in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, before the gunmen abducted them at the Kula-Abonnema waterway.