The Rivers state government has released 22 detained Exxon-Mobil workers who were arrested for violating a lockdown order issued by Governor Nyesom Wike.
The ExxonMobil workers who were detained at the state isolation centre at Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, were arrested after entering the Rivers state from Akwa Ibom.
Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Rivers State, Professor Zaccheus Adangor said the oil workers were released without any charge following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians.
This is coming after the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) asked its members to shut operations and all activities at the nation’s oil rigs and export terminals from Sunday midnight. Members of the group were also directed to withdraw all forms of services relating to crude oil production, refining, distribution and supplies after the Rivers State Government insisted on prosecuting the oil workers.