Abductors of our expatriate come from Kalabari ethnicity – Lubrik construction alleges

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The management of Lubrik Construction Company LTD (LCC) has allegedly accused the people of Kalabari ethnic-nationality of being responsible for the kidnapping of the company’s expatriate.

The construction company made this known to our correspondent after the release of the expatriate who was kidnapped last month.

The Public Relations Officer of LCC, Orolosama Peter Amachree said, “it is unfortunate that the Kalabari people we are constructing road for, were responsible for the kidnapping of our expatriate.

“Since our expatriate was kidnapped, work on the Trans-Kalabari Road became slow because workers were not happy.

“But we thank God that he has been released unhurt and work has resumed fully in order to meet the time target of the construction.

“We are sure that those who have been criticizing Governor Nyesom Wike of not doing anything in Kalabariland are behind the kidnapping of our expatriate.”

On his part, the Chairman of IYC Kalabari Clan, Edward Asikitams maintained that some youths of other ethnicities connived with some people of Kalabari to kidnap the expatriate.

Asikitams added that the aim of kidnapping the expatriate was to thwart the peace and development in Kalabariland.

According to him, “some conditions were met before the expatriate was released and we will meet with the stakeholders of other ethnicities to warm their youths.”

The victim is one of the workers of LCC handling the Trans- Kalabari-Road recently awarded by the state government.

It was gathered that the kidnappers numbering 10 ambushed their victim along Kalabari/Emohua Road.

After some minutes of gunfire exchange with the security personnel guarding the victim, the hoodlums successfully whisked the expatriate away.