Police: 4 Foreign Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria

Africa NewsA police spokesman in oil-rich southern Nigeria says militants have kidnapped four foreign oil-services workers.

Rivers State Police spokesman Rita Abbey said the three Britons and one Colombian were taken Tuesday morning.

She says they were contractors with a Dutch company working for the Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC. She says no militant group has claimed responsibility.

Militants in the troubled Niger Delta have attacked pipelines, kidnapped petroleum company employees and fought government troops since January 2006.

They demand that the federal government send more oil-industry funds to Nigeria’s southern region, which remains poor despite five decades of oil production.

Source: AP