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Dutch hostage in Nigeria oil delta ‘safe’

A Dutchman abducted on Thursday in Nigeria’s violent oil-producing Niger Delta is in good health but his kidnappers’ demands are not yet known, a spokesperson for Bayelsa state in the delta said on Friday. Gunmen seized the man, who was working on an unfinished Shell gas plant in Bayelsa, from a houseboat after disarming police on guard. It was the latest in a series of attacks on the oil and gas industry that have shut down a quarter of Nigeria’s crude output since February. Full Story

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