Two French oil workers abducted in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt (photo) over a month ago have been released, according to a French foreign ministry statement. No details were provided on the circumstances surrounding their release.
Two French citizens kidnapped by gunmen in
The two had been seized near
The French foreign ministry said in a statement the pair, who were freed on Friday, were expected back in
Criminal gangs have taken advantage of the breakdown in law and order, frequently kidnapping businessmen, local politicians and foreign workers for ransom.
Date created : 2008-09-06