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Release Of Two South Korean Abductees In Nigeria Confirmed

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Release Of Two South Korean Abductees In Nigeria Confirmed

The foreign ministry in Seoul announced that two South Koreans, who were abducted in southern Nigeria on December 12 by an unidentified armed group, have been released after nearly three weeks in captivity.

According to Seoul’s Yonhap news agency, South Korean authorities secured the release of the two individuals on Friday.

The foreign ministry reported that the abductees are in good health and have been moved to a safe location after a medical examination.

The release was attributed to “close cooperation” between the South Korean government, the affected company, and collaborative efforts with the Nigerian military, police, and intelligence authorities, the statement did not specify whether any ransom was paid.

The abduction incident occurred when gunmen ambushed a Daewoo convoy along the Ahoada/Abua East-West axis in Rivers State, reportedly shooting four soldiers and two drivers dead while kidnapping two expatriates from the company.

The victims were en route to Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, when the ambush took place around 9:30 a.m.

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