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Gunmen Frees Three Abducted Commercial Drivers in Rivers

Commercial vehicle drivers plying the Port Harcourt-Emohua-Kalabari road have raised alarm over renewed insecurity along the road.


The alarm was raised by the drivers union after three of their commercial vehicle drivers abducted by unknown gunmen along the trans Kalabari-Emohua road on Friday morning.

Chairman of the national union of road transport workers Port Harcourt Buguma chapter, Isaac John told our Correspondent Ezebunwo Omachi that the three drivers were unconditionally released on Saturday morning by their abductors.

Chairman of the union called on the state government to beef up security along the trans-Kalabari Emohua road to secure lives and property of those traveling along that road.

One of the three abducted and freed  drivers narrated his ordeal to our Correspondent. in his words:
"When we saw the road block, we tried to escape with our cars when they blocked; they were on black and black as they later tied our eyes and took us into the bush, they took everything from us and started beating us as they asked us to call people we know that will release us. We told them we had nobody. As they confirmed we had nothing else then we were told to walk down straight to the road without looking backwards. By the time we got to the road, vehicles started running away from us until we reached Anyakwo bridge and met a driver who recognized us, he stopped and carried us down to Buguma."

Meanwhile the Rivers State Police command has confirmed the abduction and release of three commercial drivers along the trans-Kalabari-Emohua road. The state public relations officer Ahmed Muhammed said that the police is investigating the cause of the abducted commercial drivers.