Nigerian Gunmen Kidnap Total Employee
April 5, 2010
Nigerian gunmen kidnapped a local employee of French oil group Total on his way to work in the country''s oil hub of Port Harcourt, police said reports the Associated Foreign Press. The motive for the kidnapping was unknown, as no group had claimed responsibility for the incident, the latest to rock oil-rich Nigeria in recent months. No official of Total was immediately available to confirm the abduction. Hundreds of foreign and local oil workers have been kidnapped in the Niger Delta since 2006. Many have been released unharmed, and some were freed only after ransom payments.