By Maritime Securityecurity News

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Sun­day announced the release of eight Nigerians, includ­ing five members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) kid­naped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday.

In a state­ment signed by NIMA­SA’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, Mr.Osagie Edward noted that the victims regained their freedom on Saturday evening following the intervention of the Di­rector-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMA­SA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and other stakeholders.

The DG of NIMASA broke the news after a phone conversation with the President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigerian (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju at about 8:15pm today

The abductees are believed to be in good physical condition and the MWUN President General is expected to provide detailed report on the incidents surrounding the abduction early next week.

The eight persons were travelling to Port Harcourt from Kula area in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area, before the gunmen abducted them at the Kula-Abonnema waterway.

More information will be made available to the public in due course.

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