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Croatian oil worker kidnapped amid rising tensions in Niger Delta

Nigerian militants have kidnapped a Croatian worker on the troubled waterways of the Niger Delta, officials and the oil giant Shell said, amid rising tensions in Africa’s biggest oil producing region. Fifteen Nigerian workers were also captured in Saturday’s raid on a vessel operated by Seabulk, a US subcontractor to the Anglo-Dutch major, but were later released, said Shell spokesman Harriman Oyofo. “The sea pirates kidnapped the workers of Seabulk on Saturday at Ekeremor in Bayelsa State, but they later released 15 of them. The ‘Yugoslav’ is still being held. The Bayelsa State government is looking into the matter,” he said. Full Story

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