Chinese Workers Freed in Nigeria – BBC

From BBC :

Nine Chinese oil abducted in Nigeria’s Delta region have been freed after 11 days in captivity.

The men, seized from the offices of China’s National Petroleum Company, were freed after “complex efforts”, China’s foreign ministry said. All nine were and well and were handed back to their company in Bayelsa state, a ministry statement said.About 100 foreign , mostly oil workers, have recently been kidnapped in the oil-producing Delta.

Many Niger Delta residents live in poverty, and taking hostages for ransom has become increasingly common. [Full Text]

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