Kidnapped Oil Workers Regain Freedom

Written by on July 3, 2023

The eight employees of MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, kidnapped last week in Lagos have regained freedom.


The victims were released on Sunday night at the Sangotedo area of Lagos State.


It was however unclear if ransom was paid for their freedom.


The oil workers were abducted around 6pm on Monday while on a private boat from Lagos Island to Lekki.


Their abductors were said to have whisked them into their boat, leaving behind the oil workers’ boat with their personal belongings.


Spokesman for the Lagos Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the release of the oil workers to The Nation on Monday morning.


Asked if any arrest was made, Hundeyin answered in the negative, declining further comments on the issue.

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