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Oil worker Kidnapped in Abia 0il Community

Posted: Jun 12, 2015 at 7:33 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emeka Okafor   –  Aba

A staff of an Oil Servicing Company, Anthony Abomah with (Saipem Nigeria Ltd) operating in the oil rich Owaza Community in Ukwa West Local Government area of Abia State was kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday by unknown gunmen while leaving his residential quarters to his Office.

The Public Relations Office of the Company, Fubara Sam-Banigo who spoke to our Correspondent confirmed the kidnap of Anthony Abomah.

Banigo who expressed shock that kidnap incident is the first to happen to any staff of the Company since the company’s operation in Owaza said Mr. Anthony Abomah who is the Company’s head of Document Control Centre was the first victim to experience such ugly menace.

The Company’s PRO further disclosed that the kidnappers has already made calls to the family of the kidnapped demanding a ransom of N2million.

He expressed fear with the renewed kidnapping activities in the oil rich community while urged the State government and the Military Authority to reconsider its stand on the rumoured plans to relocate the Military base at Ukwa West Council Area of the State.

Reacting on the incident, the Traditional Ruler of Igiri Ukwu autonomous Community in Owaza, Eze Jonathan Ezere commended the Abia State government for tackling security challenges when the Community was invaded by kidnappers and men of underworld, noting that the community has remained peaceful since the State government launched an offensive against crime in the State.

He regretted the renewed wave of crime in the area and urged the State government and military authorities to allow the military to remain stressing that Oil producing communities should have all round the clock security to protect lives and property in the Community.

As at the time of filing this report all effort made to speak with the State Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila nor the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Ezekiel Onyeke, DSP, proved abortive as they could not be reached on their Cell Phones.