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No sign of 14 kidnapped Nestoil staff three days after

By Jimitota Onoyume

PORT HARCOURT—THREE days after the abduction of 14 staff of Nestoil Plc in Ogba Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area, Rivers State, there has been no information on their whereabouts.

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The workers were taken hostage on Friday morning on their way to work at a spot close to Omoku, headquarters of the council.

Community sources said they were in the company’s bus when gunmen struck, diverting them and the bus to a hideout.

The Rivers State Police spokesman, Omoni Nnamdi told Vanguard, yesterday, that efforts were still on to secure the release of the hostages.

According to him, more security men had been drafted to comb suspected areas for the hostages.

Asked if he was aware that the kidnappers were demanding ransom, he said he had not been given such information.

Vanguard gathered from a source who spoke under condition of anonymity that the kidnappers had demanded ransom but did not say how much.


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