Gunmen kidnap 3 Dutch nationals in Bayelsa

Whatapp News

Unknown suspected to be unrepentant Niger Delta militants have abducted three Dutch nationals Letugbene, Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
‎It was also gathered that the whereabouts of two Nigerians who accompanied the Dutch nationals were unknown.
Sources said the three Dutch nationals, two males and a female, were abducted on Sunday at about 4:30pm.
They were reportedly kidnapped after a visit to the palace of the traditional ruler of Iduwuni Kingdom, HRM. King Joel Ibane.
The , who came on a speedboat, shot sporadically with their AK-47 rifles before seizing their victims.
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC), Worldwide, condemned the abduction, describing it as a barbaric act.
IYC a statement signed by its Spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, said the kidnap was an act of a few criminals and against the collective aspirations of the Niger Delta people.
“It is unfortunate that criminal elements could kidnap foreigners who were on a charity mission on the invitation of the Dodo River Communities of Bayelsa State and facilitated by Netherland based Niger Delta Activist, Mr. Sunny Ofeghe,” he said.
Omare noted that the incident was a clear case of criminality and had nothing to do with the agitation of Niger Delta.
He said preliminary investigations by IYC showed that the kidnappers came from Ekeremor and the Southern Ijaw local government areas. (Nation)