Two Turkish workers abducted in Akwa Ibom State

The Police in Akwa Ibom say two Turkish construction workers were  abducted by gunmen in their hotel rooms at Eket, Eket Local Government of Akwa Ibom on Sunday.

Mr Chukwu Okechukwu, an ASP, and public relations officer of the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Uyo on Monday that the Turkish nationals worked for BKS Construction Company in Onna Local Government Area of the state.

He said that they were seized at Airstrip Hotel in Eket by the gunmen.

“ The state police command is working tirelessly to rescue the expatriates. The Commissioner of police has mobilised the anti-kidnapping unit and a special anti-crime unit to ensure that they are freed unhurt,” he said.


The police spokesman said at the time of their abduction, their identities, nationalities and work place were unknown.

He said no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction and no ransom demand made.



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