Mobil Producing Nigeria, MPN, a subsidiary of America oil giant, ExxonMobil has admitted that unknown gunmen kidnapped three national oil workers of a contract firm supporting operations of MPN at its Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT) in Ibeno local government area of Akwa Ibom State.
Nigerian Pilot reports that although MPN, said that the incident happened March 21, 2015, sources said it was last Monday about 20 hours after the Presidential and National Assembly election in the country.
Manager, Media and Communications of ExxonMobil, Mr. Oge Udeagha confirmed that unknown gunmen actually kidnapped three contract workers of an oil firm working for the oil giant at the Qua Ibo oil terminal (QIT), Ibeno.
Udeagha however refused to disclose the name of the contract oil firm but ExxonMobil in a statement issued yesterday a copy of which was made available to Nigerian Pilot claimed that the kidnapping occurred on March 21, 2015.
“Mobil Producing Nigeria, MPN, operator of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC/MPN Joint Venture, confirms that on Saturday, March 21, 2015, unknown intruders boarded the Yoho Floating Storage Operations Vessel, and abducted 3 national personnel of contractor companies.
“The contractor companies have informed MPN that the abducted individuals have been safely returned. Further enquiries should be directed to the contractor companies. There was no impact on production and loading schedules at any time”, Udeagha said in the statement.

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