Abducted oil workers rescued in Benin

Chris Ezike

Chris Ezike, Edo State Commissioner of Police

Jethro Ibileke/Benin

Chris Ezike, Edo State Commissioner of Police
Chris Ezike, Edo State Commissioner of Police

Three oil workers who were reportedly abducted along Benin/Akure road on Tuesday, have been rescued unhurt by operatives of Edo police command.

‎The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Chris Ezike, who announced the rescue of the abducted oil workers, on Thursday when he received the management team of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), who was in his office to show appreciation for the prompt rescue of their staff, however clarified that the victims were kidnapped along Old-Benin Lagos road, around Oluku area, on their way to Lagos, last Tuesday.

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He assured them of adequate security needed for their operation in Edo State.

Earlier in his speech, the Managing Director, Nigeria Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Benin, Abubakar Sadeeg Mai-Bornu, thanked the police for the speed with which rescue was made.

“I am here to thank you and your team for the effort made towards the successful rescue of our colleagues, we saw them at the hospital, thank God they are hale and healthy,” Abubakar stated.