Kidnapped oil workers in Bayelsa freed


Four members of the Joint Investigation Team probing the cause of an oil spill at Agip’s facility in Azuzuama, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have regained their freedom.
The Spokesman of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta, Major Ibrahim Abdullah, said on Wednesday in Yenagoa that they were freed following pressure from the troops in search of the kidnappers.
Suspected kidnappers abducted the four including two employees of Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Azuzuama, along the waterways on October 4.
Also, Mr Peter Idabor, Director-General, National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), whose employee was a victim, confirmed the release.
According to him, the incident occurred last week and its staff were freed Wednesday.
“He was abducted along with a staff member of Bayelsa Ministry of Environment and two Agip staff members. They were all released together,” Idabor said.

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