Five Expatriates Kidnapped Off Bayelsa Coastline Regain Freedom

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Five foreigners kidnapped aboard a German ship off the Niger Delta region coast in Bayelsa have regained their freedom.

Some yet to be identified gunmen abducted the five expatriates aboard an oil support vessel along Sagana waterways in Brass Local Government Area of Bayelsa on April 26 2013.

Kidnappings and killings carried out by pirates, and former militants have increased dramatically in the area until recent times.

Two persons arrested over two previous kidnapping are reportedly being prosecuted in the state.

 Joint Task Force (JTF) spokesperson, Lt.Colonel Oyenma Nwachukwu states further that the JTF was on the trail of the armed kidnappers who engaged troops in a shoot at Adagbarasa/Itagbene area recently.

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