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Two Abducted Lebanese Regain Freedom In Bayelsa

Posted: Jun 27, 2015 at 7:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Two Lebanese who were abducted by a gang of gunmen on Wednesday 24, June 2015, at Onuebum in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have regained their freedom.

Ibrahim Abi Phrem and Sarkis Abi Chmooni were released on Thursday 25 June by their abductors, it was learnt.

The gunmen, numbering eight and armed with assault rifles, had taken them away in a speed boat after killing two policemen in an attack on a sand-dredging site at Onuebum.

The deceased policemen and the two Lebanese were attached to a construction firm, PACHE Nigeria Limited, working in the area.

The bandits fired gunshots repeatedly into the air, scaring indigenes and other dredging workers in the area who scampered for safety before they dragged their victims away.

The two policemen had tried to repel the attack but were overpowered by the volley of shots released by the armed men.
Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa Command, Asinim Butswat, confirmed the release of the two Lebanese in a statement on Friday.

Butswat said the expatriates were hale and hearty and had been re-united with their families.