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Hostages escape from Nigerian oil plant

Six hostages escaped Thursday from an oil facility where they had been held along with dozens of other people since armed men raided the Italian-run pumping station earlier this week, company officials said. Forty-eight Nigerian employees of Agip, a subsidiary of Italian oil giant Eni SpA, were seized in the south of the country Monday when armed protesters overran and shut down Agip’s Tebidaba oil pumping station, shutting off around 50,000 barrels of crude production per day. Full Story

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