Four construction workers kidnapped in Bayelsa

Armed men have abducted four construction workers at a dredging site along the Nembe waterways in Nembe Local Government in Bayelsa State Sunday, a witness has said.

The four workers are Nigerian nationals attached to Setraco Nigeria Ltd, the construction firm handling the Bayelsa-Delta flank of the East-West road.

The workers were reportedly kidnapped on Saturday night along the Agbakabriye by the gunmen at the construction site of the Ogbia-Nembe road.

The abducted workers were identified as Caleb Agene, Otuke Magic Kingdom, Gabriel Oghene and Godwin Odukpong.
Bayelsa State has witnessed a spate of kidnapping in recent months.

Setraco took over the East West road job after construction firm, Julius Berger, was compelled to abandon the contract over security concerns.

The abduction of the construction workers is coming few days after the setting up an 11-man Marine Security Task Force by the Bayelsa State government.

The task force is being headed by Ebikabowei Victor-Ben, a.k.a Boy Loaf, a former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND.

“The dredging crew members were whisked away from their dredging base by the armed men who came in a speedboat. We heard sporadic shooting Saturday night but we never it was from the dredging firm base,” a witness said.

The Southern Ijaw Communities and Nembe creeks have become notorious for violent crimes in the state in recent times.

Kidnappers and sea pirates have been operating freely in kidnapping, sea piracy, pipeline vandalism and oil theft.

The activities of the hoodlums also extend to neighbouring communities of Azuzama and Ekeni in Ekeremor Local Government Area.


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  • Ette

    Could be stage managed by PDP and the corrupt Setraco as excuse for failure to work on the road. Let no one be deceived as this corrupt government has failed Niger Deltans woefully and does not deserve any support.

    • Gideon Orkar

      talk about what you know.

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  • Stephen

    As a Pastor he must have collected part of the loot shared. If the Northern elites are not supporting Buhari they have their reasons not the ones he has postulated. The reason being that our loot will not be shared the way it is now. All the other points he has raised against Buhari are stale news. We have heard them before, let him look for new ones. I am shocked at this man’s position, we should vote back Jonathan based on sentiments or what? How can ?when ex militants are busy acquiring private jets at our expense? Looting and corruption everywhere? This kind of freedom of expression tire me o. You just post your personal opinion for people to digest not minding that your are a “Pastor” and posterity can judge you? May God forgive us all our sins

  • Sydney Ezika

    Really very interesting, naked facts. You must read it all over a second time.

  • Just reason

    Mr Femi please keep your opinion to yourself, and people to decide who they want.

  • CHRIS

    habaa pastor, you could have campaigned for your man rather than speak against another. this is what I despair about when you Politicopastors speak. can you really tell us what happened to all the Billions flittered away by this Government, or the $10 Million that is still hanging in SA as a result of illegal funds transfer by this Government? surely transfer via a bank would have been cheaper than PASTOR ORITSEJAFOR’s jet. under YOUR preferred candidate, militants can make threats of war against the South West and terrorists can claim areas of our beloved country as a palace. As you are not from the war zone, nor seen it then I would not be surprised you are speaking like this.
    MR ARIBISALA, you disappoint me when truth becomes morphed into lies via base statistics which show that oil was $20 or so in 1982 yet $9 or thereabouts two years later. As we were a mono economy, what did you think would happen?
    $1 = NGN 165 in November, $1 = NGN 220+. How many percent slump is that sir? close to thirty percent depreciation!!!!
    PLEASE PARK WELL SIR AND LETS DO A BREATHERLIZER TEST ON YOU!!!!!!

  • Effacer

    Is this man in his right senses. Do you think northerners dislike Jonathan because he is from South-South? Or do you think they should vote for him because they had an ‘alliance’ with the SS? Well do you know that over 14,000 northerners have been killed under GEJ by a band of rag-tag army. That no one in most parts of the north can sleep with his eyes closed. Do you know that over 4m have been displaced, some of them leaving in Cameroon, Chad and Niger?

    Apart from the fact that some people have commented that you are a pastor I would have been tempted to give you the type of name you deserve. It is good that yourself said “In the unlikely event that Jonathan becomes president, it would not
    take long before there would be rioting among the Northern poor out of
    dashed and betrayed hope”. Nigerians certainly don’t have much hope with GEJ, not to talk of northerners.

  • True Nigerian

    Has it dawned on you? Has it started dawning on you? I once told you that hatred makes people blind, and that your hatred for Buhari certainly made you totally blind and unconscious of reality. If you say you were not blinded by hatred, then it must be the case that you are an incurable liar or pretender or someone with an extremely poor judgement.

    You have now suddenly moved from writing utterly blinded articles on your series “How to lose Presidential election 4 times”, which you were writing with the conclusion that Buhari has already lost an election he was yet to contest against a wasteful lying and ultra-corrupt incumbent. And you continued with your jaundiced series despite the fact that Buhari’s popularity was light years ahead of your irredeemable and horrific corruption hero (Jonathan) whose chances are being damaged further, even by his own wife and others like you who think you are doing him a favour by living in total denial of his unconscionable obvious failure.

    You have suddenly moved from your conclusion of Buhari’s certain loss into admonishing Nigerians not vote for him. If Buhari has already lost, why are you now begging us not to vote for him? You manipulative man of God (if you are really one)! Men of God like you are the reason why Nigeria is producing Christian president as horrible as Jonathan. He hides his candidacy under Christianity, and yet he lies 20 times in one sentence.

    Hear me and hear me well: we will vote for him. Buhari is the next president.

    You are a man of God who does not respect truth, reality or accountability in governance.

    Men of God are sharing N7b of public funds that could have provided infrastructure in a country that is dying for infrastructure. Have you condemned that abomination in the house of God? Jonathan, an incumbent President acquires a $500m farmland from Nigeria. A 15-year old child was tortured, starved and tied to a bed for 5 months by Jonathan’s criminal soldiers who were desperately trying to cover a horrendous electoral crime in Ekiti State. Have you taken a moment to reflect on these things and condemn the perpetrators and the president in whose name the crimes are being committed?
    I guess you didn’t have time to notice; which is why God will disappoint your lying expectations and dishonest judgement on 28th of March.

    Sometimes, I question my Christian faith each time I think of the fact that our Christianity in Nigeria is littered by leadership voices like yours. For you, nothing is wrong or right; nothing is true or false. Everything is good or bad depending whether it suits your bias at a particular time. It gives Christianity a shameless face.

  • Progress

    This Aribisala megalomaniac attempt to high analytical mind and intelligent quotient is a charade. He is of the same mold as FFK, Abati Alapa, Osuntokun, Chukumerije and the like. But my opinion of him was a moderated when I read somewhere that he is a PASTOR. A pastor in Nigeria? N7 billion blood money at work?

  • Nancy

    People should stop being biased and accept the facts. Buhari has nothing good to offer and is desperate for power (which he will never have). i’d rather take the path of slow and steady growth than dictatorship filled with selfish interest. GEJ 2015

  • taewo

    Who are the Nigerians that Femi Aribisala is writing about? Those who have been defrauded and pauperized by your master, Jonothing Gridluck?