Latest Foreign hostages in Nigeria Stories

2008-06-19 12:00:20

An attack Thursday by a militant group on an offshore oil facility in Nigeria has resulted in the site being shut down, Shell Oil Co. officials said.

2006-09-03 03:04:41

By Estelle Shirbon OPOROZA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Masked rebels from Nigeria's oil producing Niger Delta vowed revenge against the government and oil companies during the weekend funerals in remote mangrove forests of nine militants killed by troops.

2006-08-15 04:45:51

By Tom Ashby ABUJA (Reuters) - The United States embassy in Nigeria said on Tuesday that it had received reports that an American citizen was among oil workers kidnapped in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt.

2006-08-14 14:31:27

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two oil worker hostages, a Moroccan and a Belgian, were released on Monday after a week in captivity, a witness said on Monday. The two were kidnapped by armed men in Nigeria's southern delta on Thursday, part of a string of such abductions.

2006-06-08 10:47:27

SEOUL (Reuters) - Five South Korean workers who had been kidnapped by militants in Nigeria are being released after a militant group promised to free them, a South Korean firm said on Friday.

2006-06-08 10:36:22

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - All five Korean hostages seized in southern Nigeria on Wednesday were freed on Thursday, one of the militant groups behind the abductions said. "All five Korean prisoners captured by our unit in the attack on the Daewoo camp were released at 4:00 p.m.

2006-06-07 09:17:09

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Armed militants kidnapped five Koreans in a bloody attack on a natural gas plant operated by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's southern delta on Wednesday, authorities and security sources said.

2006-06-07 06:37:52

By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Armed militants attacked a natural gas plant operated by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria's southern delta on Wednesday, killing at least four soldiers and kidnapping five South Korean contractors.

2006-06-07 02:53:44

LAGOS (Reuters) - A Nigerian militant group said on Wednesday it had killed at least five soldiers in a night-time attack on an oil facility operated by Shell during which it also kidnapped five South Korean contractors.

2006-06-04 05:57:01

ABUJA (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Nigeria have freed the six remaining foreign oil workers they were holding captive after earlier releasing two of the men, a spokesman for the British embassy said on Sunday.

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