Kidnappers are reportedly demanding a N30 million ransom for the release of five dredge workers attached to BEKS KIMSE Nigeria Ltd who were abducted on duty.
According to reports, gunmen kidnapped the workers along the Opuama creek in Southern Ijaw LGA in Bayelsa.
The dredging firm, according to sources, is currently heading a reclamation project in Opuama town, which is sponsored by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The information about the kidnapping and ransom could not be independently verified, but sources cited in the Vanguard alleged that the kidnapping happened on Friday morning.
Three of the kidnapped workers have been identified as Bayelsa and Rivers States’ residents – Inoku Godwin, Sam Ede and Jackson Ibani.
Witnesses say the gunmen fired off some shots to scare away any residents as they abducted the workers in a speed boat.