Leadership (Abuja)

24 December 2012

Nigeria: Police Confirm Abduction of Four Foreign Oil Workers

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Pirates operating on the Nigeria coast.

The Bayelsa State Police Command, has confirmed the abduction of four expatriate oil workers off the coast of Bayelsa on Dec. 23.

The Command's spokesman, Mr Fidelis Odonna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa on Monday that the police had received information about the abduction of the expatriates.

He said that the identities and nationality of the oil workers had not been ascertained, adding that no group had claimed responsibility for the abduction and that no demand for ransom had been made.

"We have received report on the abduction of the four expatriate oil workers off the coast of the state in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 23.

"As we speak, details of the incident are still sketchy. However, the command has commenced investigation as we have sent out a team to get to the matter," he said.

Odonna assured that details of the kidnapping would be made available to the media when the command received it.

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