Two NDDC contractors kidnapped in Bayelsa



Suspected gunmen on Tuesday kidnapped two contractors working on one of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) projects in Otuogiri community, Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state.

Spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the incident, said the police had arrested the accomplice and that he was undergoing interrogation.

An executive member of the Community Development Committee in the area, Lucky Moses, said the gunmen stormed the area in the early hours of Tuesday.

“The gunmen came and began to exchange gunfire with soldiers before whisking away their targets,” Moses reportedly said.

“The victims were two but one was released on the spot, while the other was whisked into a waiting speedboat which zoomed off to an unknown destination.

“The community caught the accomplice who confessed that he gave information to the abductors. The accomplice has been handed over to security operatives,” he added.

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