Four Chinese nationals working for Hyundai Fabrication Company in Bayelsa were on Monday kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Okpoama Island, Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa.
The police public relation officer in Bayelsa, Mr. Fedelis Odunna who confirmed the report said that gunmen stormed the company’s site by boat and adducted the Chinese workers.
He also said though the whereabouts of the kidnapped men is yet to be ascertained, the officials of the Joint Military Task force JTF and policemen have been deployed to the creeks to hunt down the kidnappers and secure the release of the expatriates.
Stressing further, Odunna notified Nigerians that strategic security measures are being put in place to stop reoccurrence of this ugly incident.
Mean while Community sources earlier hinted that one of the four kidnapped men was the company’s Operations Manager, who was simply identified as Mr J.H. Kin.
A source also said that the gunmen blindfolded their hostages and took them away in their speedboat.
Investigations also revealed that the local communities have been at loggerheads with the company over its failure to employ youths from the area.