Two contractors of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were on Tuesday abducted by a gang of gunmen in Bayelsa State.
It was gathered that the contractors were kidnapped at one of the project sites of the commission located at Otuogiri community in Ogbia Local Government Area of the state.
Community sources said that the hoodlums stormed the area Tuesday morning and took their targets away to an unknown place.
The names of the victims could not be immediately ascertained.
“The gunmen came and began to exchange gun fire with soldiers before whisking off their targets”, said a source who identified himself as Moses Lucky.
He added: “They were two but one of the victims was released on the spot while the other was whisked into a waiting speed boat to an unknown destination.
“The community arrested an accomplice, who confessed that he gave information to the abductors; the accomplice has been handed over to security operatives”
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Bayelsa State Police Command, Asinim Butswat, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed the incident.
He also confirmed that an accomplice in the kidnapping of the two NDDC contractors had been arrested and undergoing interrogation.
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