The Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the release of two employees of Shell Petroleum Development who were kidnapped by gunmen last Thursday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, told our correspondent that the workers, who were abducted in the Emohua Local Government Area, regained their freedom around 3am on Tuesday.
Omoni explained that though the victims were not hurt, they were taken to hospital for proper checkups.
“I can confirm to you that the two Shell workers, who were kidnapped last Thursday, have been released. After regaining their freedom, they were immediately taken to hospital,” the state police spokesman said.
Our correspondent had reported that some gunmen came out of a bush to stop the vehicle conveying the Shell workers from Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, to Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
A spy policeman working with the oil firm was shot dead by the men during the attack.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command on Wednesday rescued the four employees of the National Emergency Management Agency who were abducted on April 23, 2019 along the East-West Road.
A statement by Omoni indicated that the victims were released unconditionally on Wednesday, May 1, and had been debriefed and released to their family members.