Officials confirmed on Sunday, June 9, that unidentified gunmen abducted two Lebanese nationals in Andoni local government area (Rivers state) on Friday, June 7. According to local reports, the assailants attacked a construction site; police have arrested several people for questioning. As of Sunday afternoon (local time), the whereabouts of the workers remains unknown. Further such attacks and kidnappings targeting foreign nationals are possible in the region over the near term.
Individuals in Nigeria, especially in Rivers state, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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