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2 soldiers killed as kidnappers abduct two expatriates in Bayelsa

06 April 2016, 08:02

Yenagoa -  Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers on Tuesday killed two soldiers and abducted two expatriates on the Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa State.

The expatriates whose name have not being revealed were drafted by construction giant, Steraco to supervise the ongoing repairs of the road.

The six armed men had laid ambush for their victims along the road and when the Hilux Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) conveying the victims was in their view, they opened fire.

Also read: Suspected kidnappers demand N100m ransom for priests' release

Though, the soldiers attempted to repel the kidnappers, but they were overpowered as the assailants shot two of them dead and escaped with the expatriates.

The incident caused pandemonium on the road.

Some of the Indigenes of Nembe kingdom returning to Yenagoa en-route Opume road, were caught in the shoot out.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat who confirmed the incident, however, said the Police was not aware of the death of soldiers.

- News 24


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