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By Austin Ekeinde PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Norwegian and two Ukrainian oil workers being held hostage in Nigeria were freed on Tuesday as the government promised to crack down on a surge in unrest in Africa's largest oil producer.
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.
By Pascal Fletcher ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's authorities have approached Western governments about providing defense equipment to help protect its oil-producing delta region from attack by militants, diplomats said on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States called for the unconditional release of three American oil workers abducted in Nigeria on Saturday and said it was working with Nigeria's government to try to secure their freedom.
LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigerian militants holding four foreign hostages disassociated themselves on Monday from "bounty hunters" talking with the government on their behalf, and said the four oil workers would not be released.
By Tom Ashby LAGOS (Reuters) - Four foreign oil workers kidnapped by militants in Nigeria spoke to Reuters by telephone on their sixth day in captivity on Monday, reading out their captors' demands and warning against attempted rescue.
By Segun James WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian troops freed two British oil workers on Thursday less than 24 hours after they were kidnapped for ransom in the southern Niger Delta, a military commander said.
By Segun James WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two oil workers, one Briton and the other from Ireland, were kidnapped in Nigeria's southern delta on Wednesday night, but the military said they hoped to free them later on Thursday.