Dr Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA DG
The eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN) kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday ,have regained their freedom.
The release of the abducted travelers, which occurred on Saturday evening is sequel to the intervention of the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh and other stakeholders.
The DG of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigerian (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju at about 8:15pm today
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.
It will be recalled that jamoh had condemned in very strong terms the kidnap on Monday of the eight Nigerians, particularly the five of them members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), in Rivers State waters.
He had expressed sadness over the incident, regretted that it happened when the Nigerian maritime industry is witnessing tremendous gains in the nation’s maritime security sphere and are getting commended for the progress both locally and internationally.