Four Britons Kidnapped in Delta State

Feelers from the oil rich region of Niger Delta indicate that suspected militants kidnapped four British nationals on October 13.
Community leaders said that the four had been providing “free medical care and religious activities” in the Burutu area of Delta State.
Fakama said locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims had “brought succour to residents of the community for the past three years”.
The spokesman for Delta state Police, Andrew Aniamaka, on Wednesday confirmed the kidnapping, which happened on October 13.
“The victims are of British nationality, two of whom are a couple, and have been rendering humanitarian services in the area for a while.
“But unfortunately, they didn’t let the authorities know of their presence in the area all this while.
“There is a militant group that has been operating in the area and we believe they are the ones behind the abduction.
“Immediately the militants struck, they whisked the victims to the interior regions of the creek where we believe they are being held for the past five days.”
It was unclear whether any contact had been made with the kidnappers or the motive for the seizure, he added.

Author: News Editor

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