10 Kidnapped Foreigners Rescued in Bayelsa State, Received by Gov. Diri


The Bayelsa state government says working together with security agencies, the menace of kidnapping and waterways crime will be nipped in the bud in the state.

This is as Governor Douye Diri on Wednesday received ten foreigners kidnapped in Delta state but freed in Bayelsa after 27 days in captivity.

The foreigners who are sailors were said to have been taken away by their abductors on 25th of November from their vessel MV Milan along the Pennington River, a border between Delta and Bayelsa state.

Handing over the foreigners to their agent, Governor Douye Diri reiterates government’s stance of zero tolerance to Kidnapping among other crimes

Diri thanked the security agents for their act of professionalism, promising that Bayelsa is safe for investors and investments.

The rescued victims included, four Indians, three Lebanese, two Egyptians and one Cameroonian.


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