BelemaOil Officials

Gunmen have struck again in Rivers State this time they have successfully kidnapped five oil workers on Tuesday within the Oil Mining Lease (OML)-55 which is operated by an
an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil Producing Limited in Akuku-Toru local government of the state.

The oil workers are personnel of Integrated Data Services Limited, IDSL and BGP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation. They were on the site of ongoing seismic operations by Belemaoil when they were abducted.

The State Police Command has also confirmed the incident and the Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said that gunboats had been deployed to trail the abductors while assuring that the victims would be released unhurt.
He said: “Yes, I can confirm that five seismic workers were kidnapped two days ago. We have intensified efforts to ensure their release and gunboats have been deployed.
“We are working with other sister agencies, especially the Nigerian Navy and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, to ensure they are released within record time”.