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Thai nationals regain freedom in Port Hacourt

17 August 2013, 15:43

Port Harcourt - The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the release of four Thai nationals, abducted on 9 August at Buguma in the Asari-Toru Local Government Area of  Rivers.

The Public Relations Officer of the command, Angela Agabe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the Thai nationals were freed in the early hours of Saturday.

‘’I can confirm to you that the four Thai nationals regained their freedom at 2 a.m. on 17 August.

‘’Detectives from the command put pressure on the abductors and they released the victims in a mangrove early today.

‘’No ransom was paid for the release of the Thai nationals and they are in stable condition,’’ she said.

The Rivers Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Emmanuel Chinda, also told NAN that the Thai citizens were already in Port Harcourt for medical attention.

He said that the four men were working for the Rivers State Government-owned Buguma Fish Farm, a project he said, was put in place to help the government earn more revenue and create employment for the people.



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