When contacted, the Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Rita
Inoma-Abbey, confirmed the attack.
“We are still waiting for the Divisional Police Officer at the Bridgehead to
give us details of what happened. Until then,sac burberry discount, we
cannot say exactly how and where it happened.”
The names of the kidnapped Britons were given as John Benett, Kevin Gray and
Martin Philips while the name of the Columbian was given as Fabian Sanchez.
Although she declined to give the names of the abducted persons, Abbey,
however said the convoy left Port Harcourt in the early hours of the day.
“All the expatriates lived at Intels Camp and are staff of Netco Dietsman, a
servicing company with Shell.”
Imo River Bridge, which serves as boundary between Abia and Rivers States,
has detachment of policemen on either side.
The Federal Government’s amnesty programme suffered a major setback on
Tuesday as three British oil workers and a Columbian were kidnapped by armed men
at a boundary community in Abia State.
She said the gunmen ambushed the convoy while it was passing through a
boundary community in Abia State.
He said, “At about 7.30 am this morning (Tuesday), armed men attacked an SPDC
convoy en route Afam project site at the Imo River Bridge.
It was learnt that the armed men ambushed the convoy, which was going to Afam
at about 7.30 am, shortly after it crossed the Imo River Bridge into Abia
But a security source said the convoy was heading for an SPDC project site in
Afam community in Oyigbo Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The four hostages were said to have lived at the Intels Camp located along
the Port Harcourt/Aba Highway close to Eleme Junction.
“During the attack, four expatriates and some Nigerians were abducted while a
mobile policeman was killed and another severely injured.
She said, “We are aware of the incident but it did not happen within our
jurisdiction. It occurred in Abia State. We have report that three Britons and a
Columbian were going to work from Port Harcourt this morning.”
Operatives from the Rivers State Police command guard their side of the
bridgehead while their counterparts from Abia State guard the other.
But her counterpart in Abia State, Mr. Ali Okechukwu,Barbour Liddesdale Jacket, said the command was yet to get
details of what happened.
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They are said to be members of staff of Netco Dietsman, a servicing company
with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.
“According to information we got, the kidnappers fled into a community in
Obehi and our men joined in chasing them. We learnt that the abductors abandoned
some AK-47 riffles, which have been recovered.
He said,Barbour Quilted Jacket Mens, “We are yet to get details about
what happened but we learnt that the incident happened in one of the boundary
communities in Rivers State.
The gunmen were said to have also killed a riot policeman and wounded another
during the early morning attack.
It was not, however, known whether the kidnappers emerged from the bush or
passed the police roadblocks mounted at the two bridgeheads to launch the
An unspecified number of Nigerians working with the foreign firm were
reportedly abducted too.