Gunmen in Nigeria’s attacked an oil rig and kidnapped a Nigerian, a British and a Canadian worker, on Sunday.
Half a dozen gunmen attacked the rig on Saturday in the Ogbele area of Rivers state, firing weapons as they stormed in, grabbing the three men and then heading off into the thick forest and swamps around.
The spokesman for Operation Delta Safe, Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the victims are a Nigerian worker and two foreigners.
“Efforts have been intensified, and are still ongoing towards rescuing the victims and arresting the hoodlums,” Ibrahim added.
The oil rig was reported to be operated by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources (NDPR).
In past such attacks, the victims have often been released after a few days once ransoms are paid.
On Thursday, gunmen kidnapped two Shell workers and killed two policemen guarding them, also in Rivers state. There has been no news yet on those hostages.
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