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Kidnappers Of Nestoil Plc Workers Demand N100m Ransom

Nestoil Plc
Posted: Sep 7, 2016 at 6:01 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The yet to be identified abductors of 14 oil workers, who are employees of Nestoil Plc, in Rivers State have demanded the sum of N100m as ransom for the release of the victims.

Investigations revealed that the kidnappers had established contact with some members of the families of the victims held captive for the past four days.

They allegedly told the families to make the money available if they wanted their loved ones to regain freedom.

Gunmen had hijacked a Toyota Coaster bus conveying the oil workers, who are employees of Nestoil Plc.

The vehicle was travelling from Omoku to Port Harcourt on Friday when it was intercepted by the hoodlums.

The incident happened at about 12.20pm along Omoku-Elele road, even as the kidnappers drove the vehicle to a different point before ordering the occupants into the bush.

A source close to the family of one of the victims said they (kidnappers) had established contact and were demanding for N100m as ransom.

When contacted, Nnamdi Omoni, Police Public Relations Officer, River State Police Command, said he was not aware of any demand by the kidnappers. He said the police had intensified their search with a view to rescuing the victims and apprehending the kidnappers.

“We are still searching; our men have been combing the bushes since the incident happened and I am sure that the victims will be rescued very soon,” he said.