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Russian Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria

Posted by By VOA News on 2008/12/20 | Views: 1435 |

Russian Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria


Gunmen in southern Nigeria kidnapped two Russians early Saturday in the latest abduction of foreigners in the oil-rich delta region.

Gunmen in southern Nigeria kidnapped two Russians early Saturday in the latest abduction of foreigners in the oil-rich delta region.

The victims are employees of the Russian aluminum company UC Rusal. They were taken from a company compound in the port town of Ikot Abasi.

More than 200 foreigners have been kidnapped in nearly three years of violence across the south of the country. The hostages usually are released after a ransom is paid.

A Scottish worker kidnapped in the same region a month ago was recently freed unharmed.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.