Kidnapping: Police begin search for abducted oil workers in Rivers

The police command in Rivers has begun a search for 15 oil workers kidnapped on September 2 along Omoku-Elele Road, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, has said.

Omoni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt, on Monday, that gunmen seized 14 oil workers and their driver on their way to a project site.

He said the command had mobilised its anti-kidnap unit and other special units for the operation.

“So far, we have succeeded in retrieving the car conveying them to work where it was abandoned and efforts are on to rescue them unharmed,” he said.

Omoni said the command was determined to ensure that the workers were freed and refused to give more details on operations carried out so far.

He, however, urged the public to give the police useful information that would assist it fight crime in the state.