Expatriates Kidnapped In Gabon, Nigerian Negotiators Regain Freedom




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Expatriates abducted in Gabon and Nigerian negotiators have been released from their captors.

They were freed Saturday in Tombia, a creek in Bille waterways, Degema Local Government Area of Rivers .

The included six Chinese, three Indonesians, one Gabonese and four that had gone to facilitate their release.

Men of the 29 Battalion, Nigeria Army from local , took part in the operation.

Commanding Officer, 29 Battalion, Lt. Col. Mohammed Yahaya, spoke to reporters at the 6 Division, Nigeria Army, Bori Camp in Port Harcourt.

The officer disclosed that a of $300,000 paid before the intervened.

“As they were about bringing them out of the , they had issues that made them even susceptible to kidnapping again.

“Men of the 29 Battalion, under the 6 Division, in conjunction local vigilantes launched an operation and were able to rescue them.

“They have a trolley, Socipeg, registered in Gabon. It in the course of their fishing activities that they were kidnapped,” Yahaya said.

All the former hostages were handed over to the Department of Services (DSS). The agency will carry out .

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