June 22, 2009

31 days after: Abducted labour leader’s mother freed

By  Victor Ahiuma-Young
AFTER 31 days in the hands of kidnappers,  73-year old Mrs. Felicia Marcus Nted, mother of the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Nted Anthony Emmanuel, has been freed by her abductors.

Vanguard gathered that Mrs. Nted, who was ill before being kidnapped, was released around 4 p.m on Sunday.

She was abducted on Wednesday, May 20, in her residence at Agwut-Obolo, village in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, by unknown persons.

Confirming her freedom , Comrade Nted told Vanguard that his 73 years old mother was undergoing medical examination at a private hospital in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to him: “To the glory of God, I can happily tell you that my aged mother has been freed at last by her kidnappers after over one month in the hands of unknown persons.

She was released around 4 pm on Sunday. Currently, she is undergoing medical examination in a hospital in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

I want to use this medium to thank all those who assisted directly or indirectly to ensure the release of my mother and a special thank to the press, especially Vanguard, for the support throughout this trying period.

It was a difficult time for us while this ordeal lasted. But we thank God that it is all over now.”

Immediately her kidnap became public, concerned people of Agwut-Obolo village in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State condemned the barbaric act and called for her immediate release without harm.