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BBC News: Nigeria oil militia hold Dutchman

Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped the security manager of a German construction company in the oil capital, Port Harcourt, police say.

The Dutch manager was reportedly seized at dawn by his abductors, who arrived on the waterfront by the construction camp in three speedboats.

They are said to have exchanged heavy gunfire with guards before escaping.

About 60 foreigners – mostly oil workers – have been kidnapped in the Niger Delta so far this year.

The wave of attacks and kidnappings has led to a 25% cut in Nigeria’s oil output. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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