Gunmen kidnap four dredging workers in Bayelsa

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Aug 17th, 2014
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Four dredging workers of a construction giant, Setraco, have been kidnapped.

They were reportedly abducted at the creeks of Nembe in Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

It was gathered that the victims were whisked away at about 9pm on Saturday by the gunmen.

They were said to working on the multi-million Naira Ogbia-Nembe road project when the gunmen struck.

The kidnapped workers were identified as Caleb Agene, Otuke Magic Kingdom, Gabriel Oghene and Godwin Odukpong.

The incident occurred few days after the State Government set up an 11-man security task force headed by a former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Ebikabowei Victor-Ben.

A security source said: “The dredging workers were reportedly seized and whisked away from their dredging base by the armed men who came in a speedboat”.

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