Yet to be identified gunmen have abducted seven health workers of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in Abua/Odual Local Government Area of Rivers State. The health workers-four medical doctors, a pharmacist, one dentist and a nurse-were said to have been seized at about 11pm on Saturday in Okolomade Community. The abductors were said to have fired shots in the air to scare away indigenes before going for their victims. The kidnappers, said members of the community, arrived in two speedboats with which they made away with their victims. The health workers were said to be in Okolomade for the NDDC Free Medical Outreach Programme, on the invitation of The NDDC Executive Director, Finance and Administration of NDDC, Itotenaan Ogiri, who is a member of the community. The kidnappers took away those living around the building where the doctors and other health workers were lodged. As at the time of filing the report, the kidnappers had not called to demand any ransom.