Nigeria: Gunmen Abduct Two Turkish Nationals In Akwa Ibom

Yemisi Izuora

Two Turkish construction workers were abducted by unknown gunmen in their hotel rooms at Eket, the second largest city in Akwa Ibom State in southeast Nigeria, the police said.

The Turkish nationals, who worked for the BKS Construction Company in Onna, a local government area in Akwa Ibom State, were seized at Airstrip Hotel in Eket by the gunmen on Sunday, said the spokesman of the state police command Chukwu Okechukwu.

The police is working tirelessly to rescue the abducted Turkish workers, said Okechukwu, adding that local police have mobilized an anti-kidnapping unit and a special anti-crime unit to ensure that they are freed unhurt.

The police spokesman said no group has claimed responsibility for the abduction and no ransom demand was made.

Akwa Ibom is an oil producing state and a thriving hub of a new oil and gas business.

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