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THREE DETAINED IN KIDNAP PROBE

Nigerian agents hunting a gang which kidnapped four foreign workers interrogated three suspects Wednesday as the country’s huge oil industry reeled from the latest bloody attack on its facilities. The kidnap — combined with a series of violent attacks on … read more

Villagers flee delta

Villagers fled Nigeria’s lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their … read more

Hostages: Two suspects arrested

TWO men suspected to be among the abductors of four foreign oil workers in Bayelsa State have been arrested by security agents. Confusion, yesterday reigned over different reports about the demand of kidnappers holding the kidnapped expatriate oil workers with … read more

Nine dead in attack

Camouflage-clad attackers raided an Italian oil company’s riverside offices in Nigeria on Tuesday, sparking a gunfight that left nine people dead before assailants fled by speedboat into the oil-rich delta’s waterways. The attack on Agip’s offices in the southern oil … read more

Militants Attack Again

The militants in Nigeria have intensified their attacks on oil companies. The police chief in Nigeria has confirmed that another oil installation has been attacked. Media reports say that Agip, a unit of Italy’s ENI, was attacked buy the attackers … read more

Militants: No deal on hostages

Nigerian militants holding four foreign hostages disassociated themselves on Monday from “bounty hunters” talking with the government on their behalf, and said the captive oil workers would not be released. Government officials had on Sunday raised hopes of a release … read more

Rebels: We’ll hold hostages for years

LAGOS, Nigeria (Reuters) — Ethnic militants holding four foreign oil workers hostage in the Niger Delta threatened on Sunday to keep them for years if necessary and repeated demands for Nigeria to free two Ijaw leaders. The Movement for the … read more