By PEARL NGWAMA
The eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN) kidnaped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday have regained their freedom.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) disclosing this in a statement, said the release of the abducted travellers, which occurred on Saturday evening, is sequel to the intervention of its Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and other stakeholders.
According to the statement, the Director General of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju at about 8:15pm on Friday.
“The abductees are believed to be in good physical condition and the MWUN President General is expected to provide detailed report on the incidents surrounding the abduction early next week.
“The eight persons were travelling to Port Harcourt from Kula area in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, before the gunmen abducted them at the Kula-Abonnema waterway.
“More information will be made available to the public in due course,” the statement read.