Police Confirm Abduction of 4 British Nationals in DeltaFeatured, Latest News, News Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected militants have reportedly kidnapped four British nationals in the Burutu area of Niger Delta, South South Nigeria.
According to report, a local Chief, Theo Fakama who hails from the Enukorowa community, confirmed Wednesday that locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims had “brought succour to residents of the community for the past three years”.
Similarly, the Delta State Police Command Spokesman Andrew Aniamaka has confirmed the abduction which actually occurred on October 13 2017.
“The victims are of British nationality, two of whom are a couple, and have been rendering humanitarian services in the area for a while.
“But unfortunately, they didn’t let the authorities know of their presence in the area all this while.
“There is a militant group that has been operating in the area and we believe they are the ones behind the abduction.
“Immediately the militants struck, they whisked the victims to the interior regions of the creek where we believe they are being held for the past five days” Aniamaka said.
The State Police added that as at Wednesday, it was not clear whether any contact had been made with the the abductors or the motive for the action.
On Tuesday, the Delta state Commissioner of Police Zanna Ibrahim told reporters in Asaba, Delta State capital that “an anti-kidnapping team is already on the trail of the suspects.”
It would be recalled that on October 14, the Vatican said an Italian Priest was kidnapped by suspected gunman outside Benin City, which is the capital of Edo state and neighbouring Delta state./AFP
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