Gunmen kidnap eight boat passengers in Rivers 

Gunmen kidnap eight boat passengers in Rivers 


Eight persons travelling to Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital in a passenger boat have been kidnapped along the Kula-Abonrma river.

The passengers were abducted by on Monday morning, according to the Rivers State Chairman, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Jonah Jumbo.

Jumbo disclosed that of the eight kidnapped persons; five are members of the union in Kula, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state who “were traveling to Port Harcourt for a meeting”.

While appealing to the abductors to release them unconditionally, he called on the state government and security agencies to intervene immediately.

“The Kula unit and Abomema unit (of the Maritime workers union) were asked to come for a meeting in the state office here in Port Harcourt this morning (Monday).

“On their way from Kula, we got a complaint that the officials were kidnapped.

“All the passengers were kidnapped, including three others in the boat. Up till now, nobody has heard anything from the kidnappers.

“So, we are appealing to the general public, the government, and security agencies to really help us and see how they can reach the kidnappers,” he said. 

Spokesman of the Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he was not aware of the incident.