The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN) among eight Nigerians kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State waters last week have regained their freedom.
In a statement released, Osagie Edward, Assistant Director, Public Relations of NIMASA said the kidnapped were released on Saturday evening sequel to the intervention of the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and other stakeholders.
Osagie Edward noted that 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 8:15 pm today (Saturday).
He maintained that the abductees were believed to be in the good physical condition and the MWUN President General is expected to provide a 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.