Nigerian Police Gives Update About The 14 Oil Workers Kidnapped By Niger Delta Militants

 
Reliable reports have it that the Rivers Police Command has rescued 14 oil workers abducted by unknown gunmen on September 2, along Elele-Omoku road in the volatile area of Rivers State.
The men of the Nigerian police have freed 14 kidnapped oil workers in the restive southern Niger Delta region, which has been hit by a series of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities, police said on Sunday according to the Reuters. Kidnapping for ransom is a common problem in some parts of Nigeria and the southern Delta energy hub has seen an increase in crime since the start of attacks by militants calling for more oil wealth to go to the impoverished region.
Gunmen seized the 14 workers at the start of the month on a road between the towns of Omoku and Elele, around 50 km (30 miles) from the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The workers are employees of Nigerian oil company Nestoil.

"We secured their release in batches. Five were released yesterday while seven were released in the early hours of today,"
said Nnamdi Omoni, spokesman for police in Rivers state reiterated on Sunday. The remaining two had been released earlier.
"As a result of our pressure on the kidnappers our men had a shootout with them but none of the kidnappers was killed or arrested," he said, without giving further details. "No ransom was paid."
 
And also, the News Agency of Nigeria has it that Mr. Omoni said the Command`s Tactical Units, engaged the kidnappers in a gun battle, which lasted for one and half hours, to rescue the victims.

“The Oil Workers were rescued unhurt due largely to the efforts of the Command’s Tactical Units, who, at the early hours of Sept. 18,engaged the hoodlums, in a fierce gun battle which lasted for one and half hours, leading to the rescue of the victims.
“The hoodlums took to flight abandoning their hostages. Efforts are on to arrest and bring them to justice,” he said.
Mr. Omoni said no ransom was paid to rescue the workers. All the oil workers were Nigerians
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