2 foreign oil workers seized in Nigeria
Gunmen in military fatigues seized two foreign oil workers here yesterday in the latest violence targeting the petroleum industry of Africa’s largest producer, authorities said.
The workers — a Belgian and a Moroccan — were abducted as they traveled through the city where many international energy firms make their bases, Rivers State Police Commissioner Samuel Adetuyi said.
A private security official said the captors wore camouflage uniforms in the style of Nigeria’s military. The security worker, citing witnesses, spoke on the condition of anonymity due to company prohibitions against speaking to reporters.