Saturday, 29 November 2014

Gunmen kidnap three expatriate workers in Bayelsa State

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped three expatriate workers in Bayelsa State.

The expatriates were seized on Wednesday, at Emakalakala in Ogbia local government area of the state.

The abduction, has again brought to the fore the parlous state of security in the riverine enclave of the state where pirates and other criminal elements have been terrorizing law abiding citizens.

Sources told Saturday Vanguard that the gunmen snatched their victims who were working on road projects in the area at gunpoint and dragged them into a waiting boat and sped away into the surrounding creeks.

As at press time, no group had claimed responsibility for the abduction.

The Spokesman of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta code-named ‘Operation Pulo Shield’, Colonel Mustapha Anka, and the state Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Rowland Eboka could not be reached for comments.

But a security source, who pleaded not to be named confirmed the abduction.

He added that security operatives were already combing the area with a view to rescuing the victims and bring the perpetrators to book