Five oil workers have been kidnaped by unknow group of gunmen, who invaded Belemaoil an operation site of the indigenous oil firm, in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State. The gunmen had accosted their victims while working on an oil installation on the high sea before whisking them away in a speedboat.
According to the statement released by the Public Relations Department of Belema Oil Producing Limited indicated that the workers were detained within the OML 55 operational area of the oil firm in Akuku-Toru.
“The workers, who are contractors to Belemaoil, are personnel of Integrated Data Services Limited, a contributory of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, and a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation simply called BGP.” According to the statement,
The declaration read, “Report says five oil workers have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen within the OML-55 operational area of an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil Producing Limited, in the Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to the released statement “They were working at the site of the ongoing seismic operation by Belemaoil when they were abducted on Monday, May 13, 2019. The report said the incident has been reported to the security agencies.”
Reacting to the incident, the Chairman, Kula Supreme Council of Traditional Rulers, King Kroma Eleki, decried the abduction of the oil workers. The monarch described the incident as being unfavorable to the growth of the area and called for the immediate and unconditional release of the victims. he also expressed the need for improved security along the Kula waterways.
the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Nnamdi Omoni, adding, confirmed the incident, that the police had launched a manhunt for the hoodlums behind the abduction of the oil workers.
“The oil workers are personnel of the NNPC, Integrated Data Services Limited, and a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation, BGP, who are contractors of Belemaoil.
Shows potential vow that the victims will be released unhurt, “We are aware of the incident. The state Commissioner of Police, Usman Belel, has ordered a serious manhunt to ensure that the victims are released unhurt and unconditionally.” Omoni said,