The oil rig workers who were kidnapped on 8 November, when gunmen attacked the oil rig belonging to London-based Alfren PLC, have been rescued. According to officials, Nigerian troops rescued the 19 hostages kidnapped by militants in the Niger Delta this month. Two Americans, two Frenchmen, two Indonesians and a Canadian were freed along with 12 Nigerians in a land, air and sea assault, said officials. Security sources told the BBC the freed hostages were euphoric.[B] Read Full Story[/B].
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