Gunmen Kidnap Health Workers in Rivers

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Sep 3rd, 2014

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted seven health workers working for the Niger Delta Development Commission in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The health workers; four medical doctors, a pharmacist, one dentist and a nurse, were said to have been taken away by their captors at about 11pm on Saturday in Okolomade Community.

It was gathered that the gunmen, who stormed the community with AK-47 rifles, shot sporadically to scare away indigenes before going for their victims.

The kidnappers, according to a member of the community, came in two speed boats and escaped with the health workers through the waterways in the area.
It was gathered that
A source said on Tuesday that the kidnapped health workers were in Okolomade community for the NDDC Free Medical Outreach Programme before being whisked away by the hoodlums.

According to the source, the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of NDDC, Dr. Itotenaan Ogiri, who is a member of the community invited the health workers to for the NDDC Free Medical Outreach Programme to the community for three weeks.

However, the kidnappers have not called to demand any ransom.

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