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Two kidnapped German hostages freed unharmed

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Latest update : 2010-04-24

Two German hostages kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria on April 18 were freed on Saturday. Gunmen had abducted the two men while they were at a beach in the south-eastern oil-producing state of Abia.

REUTERS - Two German hostages kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria this month were freed on Saturday, Germany’s foreign minister said.

Gunmen had abducted the two men while they were at a beach in the oil-producing southeastern Abia state on April 18.

“Both our German countrymen are safe and sound and again free,” Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement. “They are doing well and are in safe hands in Port Harcourt.”

Kidnappings for ransom are common in the Niger Delta, home to Africa’s biggest oil and gas industries, with hundreds of incidents reported each year. Most victims are released unharmed after a couple of days.
 

Date created : 2010-04-24

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