Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has given the chiefs and leaders of Andoni Local Government Area, a seventy two-Hour ultimatum to ensure the immediate release of three kidnapped expatriates of Raffoul Nigeria Limited.
The Lebanese men were involved in a Unity Road construction in the area.
Governor Wike said failure to secure the release of the three expatriates kidnapped by Andoni youths at the expiration of the ultimatum would lead to a withdrawal of the recognition of all Government Recognised Chiefs in the Local Government Area and a halt on the road construction.
He stated that other communities across the State must take measures to protect contractors and workers executing projects for them.
In April this year, gunmen abducted two foreign workers from an oil rig, prompting state police to step up security in the area.