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More oil employees kidnapped in Nigeria

The Sydney News.Net
Thursday 15th May, 2008

Eleven Chevron employees have been kidnapped in Nigeria.

The abduction, involving nine Nigerians, one Portuguese and a Ukrainian, occurred on a boat ferrying supplies for the US oil company.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings, which are common in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

In 2007 alone, more than 200 foreigners were taken hostage by gunmen.

Most were released once a ransom had been paid.

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tobi brown
05-15-08, 02:15 PM

More oil employees kidnapped in Nigeria

VIOLENCE IS NOT THE ANSWER TO THE PROBLEM IN DELTA STATES .TERRORISM AND KIDNAPPING IS NOT THE WAY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE FIGHTING THE GOOD CAUSE.dELTA NEEDS TO BRING ABOUT CHANGES IN THEIR APPROACH TO SOLVING THE PROBLEM BY INITIATING PEACE WITH THE GOVERMENT THEIR ACTION IS CAUSING THE WHOLE WORLD TO SUFFER MAYBE THEY DON’T REALISE THIS AND THIS IS NOT THEIR INTENSION.THEY NEED SOME HIGH PROFILE WELL EDUCATED PEOPLE TO PRESENT THEIR CASE TO THE NIGERIA AND THE WORLD AT LARGE LIKE SARO WIWA DID.THIS RANSOME TAKING OF HOSTAGES SHOULD STOP.IT’S GIVING THE REVOLUTION A BAD NAME.
LOOK AT AMERICA TODAY WITH THE BLACK PEOPLE AND MARTIN LUTHER KING OF NON VIOLENCE APPROACH,THAT IS WHAT PRODUCE OBAMA TODAY LOOK AT GHANDI OF INDIA THEY ARE THE EMERGING ECONOMY TODAY.YOU CAN SUCCEDE WITHOUT LOST OF LIFE AND PROPERTY.

KOKOKMAN
05-15-08, 05:22 PM

tHEY MUST UNDERSTAND,YOU ARE IN A COUNTRY IGNORANCE PAY THE BILLS.THE PEOPLE OF THE COUNTRY WHO KIDNAPPED PEOPLE NEED QUICK BUCKS AND AS LONG AS THEY ALLOWED THEM TO DO IT WILL GO ON, UNTILE THE LEGAL GOVERMENT OF THE COUNTRY PUNISH THEM AT THE ATMOST.dEATH FOR KIDNAPPERAS IS THE LOWEST PUNISHMENT COULD BE AWARDED TO THEM

waltky
06-20-08, 05:30 AM

Time for some shock n' awe...
:mad:
Militants Attack Nigeria Offshore Platform, Kidnap U.S. Sailor
June 19, 2008 - Armed militants on boats sailed 65 miles offshore to attack an oil platform in Nigeria on Thursday, forcing the oilfield to stop operation. The attackers also kidnapped a U.S. sailor.

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) claimed responsibility for the attack on Royal Dutch Shell’s Bonga oil platform, which produces 200,000 barrels per day.

After the daring raid, the fleeing militants attacked a U.S. supply vessel along the way, injuring two seamen and seizing the ship’s captain. The unidentified hostage was released after several hours.

The attack caused oil prices to jump to $137 per barrel in Asian trading as the oilfield shutdown cut supply of the commodity from Africa’s biggest crude producer.

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