Nigeria: Two oil workers freed

Brussels – A Belgian and a Moroccan working in Nigeria’s oil sector were released on Monday after being held for more than a week, said reports.

The reports quoted an official from their employer, Dredging International, as saying that the two men were in good health despite difficult living conditions since their kidnap in the oil-rich Niger Delta region and no ransom was paid for their release.

No one was available for comment at the company’s Belgian offices.

The release of the two men, who were to head to Belgium on Wednesday for medical tests, came as armed men kidnapped four more foreign oil workers in Nigeria’s southern oil city of Port Harcourt in the latest of a series of incidents in the volatile Niger Delta.