The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Sunday announced the release of eight Nigerians, including five members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) kidnaped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday.
Osagie Edward, NIMASA’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, in a statement, noted that the victims regained their freedom on Saturday evening following the intervention of the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and other stakeholders.
The DG of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, at about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday.
The abductees are believed to be in good physical condition and the MWUN President General is expected to provide detailed report on 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.
NIMASA assured that more information would be made available to the public in due course.