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Six Britons among westerners kidnapped on offshore oil rig in Nigeria

Eight Westerners — six British, one American and one Canadian — were kidnapped while working on an offshore oil rig in Nigeria, the platform’s owners said. Nigerian police confirmed the abductions, the latest in a series, saying they were hunting for the perpetrators, and no claim of responsibility or demands had been made. Jan Peter Valheim, financial director of Norwegian company Fred Olsen Energy, told AFP, “The drilling rig was attacked this morning at 0400 GMT, eight members of the crew were kidnapped, one American, one Canadian, six British, the rest of the crew is safe” Full Story

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