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Gunmen Release Kidnapped Nigerians, Dutch Nationals Still Missing

Barely forty  eight  hours  after suspected kidnappers abducted three Dutch Nationals and two Nigerians, who were on a fact finding mission to the Dodo river community, a boundary town between Delta and Bayelsa state.

Two of the Nigerians  namely  Comrade Sunny Ofehe, who  is the National coordinator Hope for Niger Delta in the Netherlands and facilitator of the visit, including the director of the Netherland based Africa web TV  Femi  Soewu  has been released by their abductors.

Addressing  journalists  at an undisclosed location in Warri after their  release, comrade Sunny Ofehe stated that they were abducted on their way back  to Warri, as  the kidnappers were shooting sporadically.

Speaking further, he stated that his abductors said they carried out the abduction of the expatriate because of unemployment, and call on the kidnappers to release the three Dutch Nationals.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up in the Delta waterways as security agents  patrol the waterways,  in search of the Dutch Nationals  who held  a press briefing with journalists in Warri before their abduction.

Also speaking,  the director of the Netherland based Africa web TV Femi  Soewu  who was released by the kidnappers after his cameras  was seized, stressed that they were assured of protection by the communities before they embarked on the journey.

It will be recalled that the three abducted Dutch Nationals and some community youths had addressed  journalists in Warri  on their mission
to the Niger Delta before they were kidnapped at Letugbene  community.

No ransom has been demanded as at the time of filing this report.







Correspondent Dele Fasan

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