The Department of State Security Service (SSS), said it has rescued three kidnapped Indians and arrested five suspected kidnappers at Bonny Channel in Rivers State.
According to a statement issued by the spokesperson of SSS, Marilyn Ogar, “On 30th January 2014, this Service in collaboration with the Military rescued three Indians, Kanishik JHORAR, Mhinder Singh SAINI and Balwinder SINGH.”
She also said, “They were kidnapped on 3rd January, 2014, while on board a cargo ship, MV SAN MIGUEL belonging to Martinez Hermanos Limitada, an Equatorial Guinea Company, off the coast of Equatorial Guinea and brought to Bonny Channel, Rivers State, where they were held hostage.”
Accordingly, on 31st January, 2014, the three Indians were handed over to the Indian High Commission and the country of their employers (Equatorial Guinea Embassy) respectively. No ransom was paid for their release,” Marilyn Ogar explained.
Meanwhile, five members of the kidnap gang have been arrested, while the leader of the group and others are still at large, the SSS statement said.