An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and four contract staff at Conoil field in Bayelsa State, have been freed by pirates after being kidnapped on December 1.
The victims were seized along with supplies for personnel at the Conoil location in Koluama 1.
Spokesperson for the NSCDC in Bayelsa, Solomon Ogbere confirmed their release, adding they are still on the trail of the hoodlums who perpetrated the dastardly act.
“Our colleague and four others abducted are back, and we are still on the trail of the hoodlums who perpetrated the dastardly act.
“We were supported by members of the community and sister security agencies.
“The command has always built a cordial relationship with members of communities where our men are deployed, and this helped us in this situation.
“We are still on the trail of the criminals and remain optimistic that they will be soon apprehended to face the law.”