Nigerian security officials on Friday released a photograph of four western hostages which had been passed to them by separatist militants, 16 days after the oil workers were taken prisoner. The image, believed to be several days old, shows the … read more

Newspaper reports 4 more hostages taken

We are confused by this report and can’t get confirmation from any other source. As people are already talking about it we thought we’d post it. Can anyone shed any light on this? From today’s Guardian Newspaper… FOUR more hostages … read more


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