Five oil workers have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s restive southern Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions, p
Five oil workers have been kidnapped in Nigeria’s restive southern Niger Delta region, an area regularly hit by militant attacks and abductions, police told AFP on Friday. Suspected militants seized the workers on Wednesday near the Ajoki community, which borders Edo and Delta States, said Delta State police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka.
He was working for Dextron Nigeria Ltd, a construction firm, Kalu added. The oil region has been hit by a wave of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities and a general breakdown of law. Militants claimed they are fighting for a greater share of oil revenues for the region. Wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele was recently kidnapped in the region. She was not released until a ransom of N80million was paid to the gang, the members of which have been busted by a special squad of the Nigerian police and some of the ransom, retrieved.