Mining Lease (OML) -55 operated by an indigenous oil company,
Belemaoil Producing Limited in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of
Confirming the development, Rivers Police Command said all hands were
on deck to ensure the unconditional release of the workers.
The Police 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.
“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,” the police said.
The oil workers are personnel of Integrated Data Services Limited,
IDSL and BGP, a subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation.
The workers were on the site of ongoing seismic operations by
Belemaoil when they abducted.