Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:07:13 GMT
A Scottish oil worker has been kidnapped in southern Nigeria's oil hub of Port Harcourt, an army officer and a diplomat have said.
Lieutenant-Colonel Musa Sagir, a local military spokesman, said on Friday that the man was abducted by unknown gunmen in an upmarket part of town late Thursday evening.
A spokesman for the British High Commission also said: "I can confirm there was an incident in Port Harcourt on Thursday 27th where a British national was abducted."
No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping; however, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is often blamed for abduction of foreign workers. Most of them are released unharmed, often after a ransom is paid.
Oil facilities in the Niger Delta, Nigeria's main oil producing region, are frequently attacked by militants, who claim to fight what they c
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