Workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Six foreign workers and a Nigerian are abducted from a ship in Delta state.

    Foreign workers are often kidnapped by fighters [AFP]

    The incident brings to nine the number of foreign workers being held hostage in the world's eighth largest oil exporter.

    There have been a spate of attacks and kidnappings against foreign workers in the Niger Delta, Nigeria's main oil region.

       

    A sick Italian oil worker who had been kidnapped in the remote creeks in another part of the Niger Delta on December 7 was set free on Friday. But the abductors said they would keep three other foreigners.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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