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Troops search for kidnappers in Nigeria

Nigerian troops raided several villages on the outskirts of the country’s main oil center of Port Harcourt Saturday in search of gunmen suspected in a spate of kidnappings targeting foreign oil workers, a military spokesman said. Several arrests were made and illegal weapons recovered during the raids on the Okrika and Ogbakiri districts just outside Port Harcourt, said Maj. Sagir Musa, spokesman for the military task force charged with security in the troubled oil region. “These areas are notorious for the kidnapping of oil workers, so we’re basically trying to flush out the militants and recover illegal arms,” Musa said. Full Story

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