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Abducted five members of maritime workers union, others regain freedom


Barely hours after  the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) deployed its sophisticated deep blue assets to facilitate the monitoring of the abducted eight Nigerians, including five maritime workers, the abductees have regained their freedom.

They were kidnapped by gunmen  in Rivers State waters on Monday.
The release of the abducted travellers, which occurred on Saturday evening, is sequel to the intervention of the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (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 Saturday

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.

It would be recalled that, Jamoh, in his solidarity message to the leadership of the maritime workers union, had pledged that  NIMASA would  deploy its deep blue assets to facilitate the monitoring of the abductees, a development which may have hastened the release of the victims.
It was however not clear as at the time of filing this report if ransome  was paid

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