February 3, 2023

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Breaking: Abducted maritime workers, others regain freedom

Collaboration responsible for decline in piracy on Nigerian waters – NIMASA DG

The eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, kidnaped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday have regained their freedom.

The abducted travellers were released on Saturday evening following the intervention of the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and other stakeholders.

The DG of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President-General of the MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, at about 8:15pm on Saturday.

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.