Kidnapped Expatriates Were Thai Nationals Working At State-Owned Fish Farm, Says Rivers Govt

NPFThe Rivers Police Command on Friday confirmed the abduction of four expatriates and two Nigerians in Buguma, Asari-Toru Local Government Area of the state.

Angela Agabe, the Public Relations Officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Port Harcourt that the police received the report of the incident in Buguma but details were sketchy.

She said that the police had commenced investigation into the incident.

Emmanuel Chindah, the state commissioner for Agriculture said that the four expatriates were Thai nationals working at the government owned Buguma fish farm.

He said that gunmen abducted the Thai workers and two Nigerians at 7.30 a.m. on Friday while on their way to the fish farm in Buguma. He said that the farm was managed by an Israeli firm, Omida farms.

“No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction and no ransom has been demand.

“We have reported the matter to the police and the abductors have not contacted anybody,’’ he said.