Four British Missionaries Kidnapped In Delta State,Nigeria

British citizens kidnappedin Delta State

Four British Citizens have been abducted in Delta state, Nigeria police authorities announced on Wednesday.

The Delta state police Spokesperson Andrew Aniamaka said they are trying to rescue the four people, who were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on October 13.

The four persons were providing free medical care and carrying out religious activities in the riverine area of Burutu  Delta state,  Chief Theo Fakama, from the local Enukorowa community said.

Chief Fakama said locals felt saddened  by the incident because the victims had brought some form of aid and succor to the residents of the community for the past three years.

The abductors have not made any contact or demanded ransome but the Police say they are carrying out investigations to determine the motive as well as to rescue them without putting their lives in danger.

The victims are of British missionaries, two of them are said to be a couple, and have been providing humanitarian services in the area, unfortunately, the authorities did not know about their presence in the area all the while.

The militants attacked and took the victims to the interior regions of the creek where it is believed they are being kept for the past five days.

Similarly, the Vatican said on October 14, that an Italian priest was kidnapped by some gunmen yet to be identified just outside Benin City,  the Edo state capital.

The Delta state police commissioner  Zanna Ibrahim who spoke with reporters in the state capital, Asaba, said his men were already trailing the suspects.

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