Belgian oil worker kidnapped in Nigeria
10 August 2006, BRUSSELS — Armed men have kidnapped in the south of Nigeria two expat employees of an oil refinery.
10 August 2006
BRUSSELS — Armed men have kidnapped in the south of Nigeria two expat employees of an oil refinery.
The two victims have been identified as a Belgian citizen and a Moroccan national.
The men were dragged out of their vehicle and taken away in the city of Stad Harcourt, VRT reported on Thursday.
The Belgian Foreign Ministry in Brussels has confirmed the kidnapping and is investigating the matter.
In total, 10 foreign workers have been kidnapped this month alone in the Niger delta in the south of the country.
The kidnappers usually demand ransom money.
Due to the worsening security problem in the region, oil production in Nigeria has been reduced by 25 percent.
The West African nation is the world's eighth largest oil exporter.
[Copyright Expatica News 2006]
Subject: Belgian news