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Two Shell employees abducted in Nigeria

A Shell spokesperson in The Hague reiterated on Saturday evening that the group is supporting the police in investigating the kidnapping case. He also abstained from further explanation.

Printed below is an English translation of an article published today by the Dutch FT, Financieele Dagblad.

Two Shell employees abducted in Nigeria

Van onze redacteur

Two Shell employees were abducted in Nigeria on Thursday. Two Nigerian agents who accompanied them died in the process.

The raid took place in the Delta region, the Nigerian police announced on Friday evening. The employees and their assistants returned from a business trip and were attacked by armed men on a road in the state of Rivers. The supervisors were killed, after which the Shell employees were taken away.

Nothing was disclosed about the identity and nationality of the two Shell employees.

The Nigerian operating company SPDC of the Anglo-Dutch oil company confirmed the robbery Saturday morning according to Reuters news agency. “We help the police investigate the incident. We cannot comment further at this time. ”

A Shell spokesperson in The Hague reiterated on Saturday evening that the group is supporting the police in investigating the kidnapping case. He also abstained from further explanation.

Kidnappings for ransom occur regularly in the African country. The target is often foreigners or high-ranking Nigerians.

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