Monday, December 17, 2012
Four Chinese nationals two Nigerians "Hyundai" workers abducted in Bayeslsa
"Gunmen suspected to be militants on Monday abducted four Chinese nationals and two Nigerians working for Hyundai Heavy Industries on the outskirts of Okpoama Island, Brass Local government area of Bayelsa.
Bayeslsa State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Fidelis Odunna confirmed the incident
Community sources contacted on the phone said that among those kidnapped was the Operations Manager of the firm, who was only identified as Mr. J.H. Kin.
It was gathered that the armed militants had invaded the assembly site on the South Korean firm in their speed boats at about 3.30pm, blindfolded their victims and took them off in their waiting speed boat to an unknown destination.
An eyewitness stated that the operation took the oil workers unawares as many of the staff who witnessed the incident were said to have scampered for safety.
It was also gathered that operatives of the Joint Military Taskforce (JTF) and Police have been deployed to the nook and crannies of the creeks to track down the kidnappers and secure the release of the expatriates.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the action.
Hyundai Heavy Industries is a leading service company to the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas Company (BLNG).