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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Niger Delta militants kidnap 4 British missionaries

Kidnappers suspected to be Niger Delta militants have kidnapped four missionaries in Delta state.

The Guardian reports that the militants abducted the missionaries on Friday, October 13.

Andrew Aniamaka who is the state commissioner of police confirmed the kidnapping of the missionaries who were said to offer free medical service to the people in the region.

He said: "The abductors have not made any contact but we are doing our investigations to know the motive and have them rescued without jeopardising their lives.

"Information available to us shows they are missionaries giving free medical services."

The BBC reports that locals confirmed that the missionaries have been living in the rural part of the state for more than 10 years providing free humanitarian service.

 reaction to comment from Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, that President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly requested the bank should concentrate its effort on the north, a coalition of agitators in the Niger Delta threatened to stop further exploration and exportation of oil from the region.

The groups, Niger Delta Revolutionary Crusaders, NDRC and 21st Century Youths of Niger Delta, said it has set off programmed attack troop to halt further oil exploration and exportation from the Niger Delta region, Vanguard reports.


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