Eight oil workers reportedly kidnapped in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS – THERE was tension yesterday, at the MRS Oil Nigeria Plc, over the whereabouts of eight of its employees who were reportedly kidnapped on Monday, June 26, 2023, at the Lagos Island backwater.

Information at Vanguard’s disposal had it that the abducted employees: a Managing Director and seven others, were in a boat heading towards the Lekki area.

Apprehension however set in when the boat they boarded was found in a different area from where they headed for, without them. Sources at the oil company told Vanguard that their laptops and bags were in the boat.

Sources said: “Eyewitnesses said they were forced out of their boat, into another, that took them away. The boat did not capsize . Their belongings were intact”.

Efforts to reach the Managing |Director, MRS Plc, Mr Marco Storari, failed, as his phone was switched off. 

But the Chairman, of Lagos Maritime Security Zone of the Port Facility Security Officers Forum, PFSO, Mr Wole Gege, confirmed the incident. He informed me that as of yesterday, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, nothing had been heard from the kidnapped employees.

He also stated that family members of the affected employees had been informed.

Gege said “ We hope we will get an update soon. Security authorizes have been alerted of the development and have begun investigation”

Spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hudenyin, also confirmed the incident when contacted. But he did not give further details.




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