After gun battle, Nigeria Police rescue 14 kidnapped oil workers


The Rivers Police Command said it has rescued 14 oil workers abducted by unknown gunmen on Sept. 2 along Elele-Omoku road.

The command`s spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni, a DSP, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the workers were freed in the early hours of Sunday.

Mr. Omoni said the Command`s Tactical Units, engaged the kidnappers in a gun battle, which lasted for one and half hours, to rescue the victims.

“The Oil Workers were rescued unhurt due largely to the efforts of the Command’s Tactical Units, who, at the early hours of Sept. 18,engaged the hoodlums, in a fierce gun battle which lasted for one and half hours, leading to the rescue of the victims.

“The hoodlums took to flight abandoning their hostages. Efforts are on to arrest and bring them to justice,” he said.

Mr. Omoni said no ransom was paid to rescue the workers.

“They have been debriefed and are receiving medical attention in the hospital.

“Investigation is on-going at the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit,” he said.

Mr. Omoni said that the police was determined to fight all forms of criminality and crime in the state.

He appealed to residents to give the police useful information that would assist it achieve set objectives. (NAN)

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  • Dejandon

    Thank God!

    • Otile

      Thank God for other things not this propaganda.

  • Tare Daniel

    One hour of fierce gun fight and no casualty on either side? Ok lets go with that.

  • Defence

    Propaganda, very soon we will hear from the oil workers how much ransom they paid.

  • joe

    An hour and a half shooting spree? None of the hoodlums was arrested? Nobody was hurt? All hostages were freed? hmm ok ooo

    • forestgee

      Explanation mocks the outcome abi?

  • Otile

    You can always expect the cabal to celebrate imaginary victories whenever they are caught in awkward situations. Who knows where the trio Burutai, Dambazua, and Mamman Daura committed clumsy looting lately?

  • TrueFairGame

    hmm. Gun Battle ke? I dont trust the police when it comes to hostage situation. This is dangerous and unsettling to the families of the captives.
    They are just lucky. It is very easy for a criminal to kill a hostage before running. The best is to negotiate and pursue the criminals when the hostage is safe

  • Peter_Edo

    funny story, almost like a bad Hollywood movie…

  • Arogbo

    Propaganda or no propaganda, the bottomline is that the hostages were all free safe and sound. The Nigerian Police should be commended for an outstanding job of serving and protecting lives and property, period.

    • Otile

      You mean protecting oil for Thief Danjuman and Northern emirs while protecting the lives of foreigners exploiting our oil. What kind of self-respecting patriot are you?