Foreigners freed in Niger delta

Three Syrians and one Lebanese released after five days in captivity in Rivers State.

    Fighters in the Niger delta have abducted hundreds
    of foreigners since 2006 [AFP]

    Most have been released unharmed, but some were freed only after ransom payments.

    The fighters, who demand that the federal government send more oil-industry funds to Nigeria's southern region, have launched numerous attacks on oil-installations in the area and fought government troops since January 2006.

    On March 31, a local employee of French oil group Total was abducted on his way to work in Port Harcourt.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.