Chinese Hostages Call Nigeria Ordeal ‘Hell on Earth’ – The Stateman

From the Stateman:

Five Chinese workers abducted earlier this month in Nigeria described their experience as “hell on earth” after arriving in Beijing following their 13-day ordeal, state media reported on Tuesday.

The five were freed in Nigeria”s oil-producing delta after gunmen broke into the rented apartment on a construction site where the five were staying and forced them away at gunpoint before dawn on January 5…

Thousands of foreign oil workers have left Nigeria in the past year as attacks and kidnappings have multiplied and as lawlessness grows in the Niger Delta region. [Full Text]

BBC’s report: “Chinese workers seized in Nigeria” says, “A police official in Bayelsa state said the kidnappers broke into the offices of the Chinese National Petroleum Company, seizing hostages and cash.”

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