Gunmen on Monday in a ‘commando style’ manner, abducted four Chinese nationals working for Hyundai Fabrication Company. The incident took place on Okpoama Island, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
Confirming the report, Mr Fidelis Odunna (DSP), the Police Public Relations Officer in Bayelsa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the gunmen stormed the company’s site by boat and abducted the Chinese workers.
He, however, said that the police command had since deployed detectives to comb the creeks for possible clues, adding that “strategic security measures are being put in place to forestall a reoccurrence”.
While officials of the Joint Military Task force (JTF) and policemen have been deployed to the creeks to hunt down the kidnappers and secure the release of the expatriates, their whereabout is yet to be ascertained, just as no group or individual has claimed responsibility for the action.
Hyundai Fabrication Company fabricates metal materials used by the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas Company (BLNG).