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AFX News: Shell says 60 employees held hostage in Nigeria

10 Sept 2006

LAGOS (AFX) – Armed youths who seized a Shell flowstation earlier today in Nigeria’s Niger Delta have taken 60 workers hostage, the company said.

‘After firing some warning shots, the attackers took hold of the security post where they are holding some 60 SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Company) and contractor staff,’ Shell said in a statement here. [email protected] afp/abr

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