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August 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Militant youths released dozens of oil workers--including at least eight foreigners--after holding them hostage for nearly four days on a drilling rig off the coast of West Africa, Shell Oil said. The hostages, who were seized Thursday night, were unharmed, said Bisi Ojeidiran, a spokesman for Shell's joint venture with the Nigerian government.
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April 19, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A family of French tourists, including four children, held hostage by an Islamist militia in northern Nigeria has been freed, according the French and Cameroonian officials. Tanguy Moulin-Fournier, his wife Albane, brother Cyril and four sons ages 5 to 12 were kidnapped in February after visiting a wildlife park in northern Cameroon and were whisked by motorcycles across the border into Nigeria. The Islamist militia Boko Haram later claimed responsibility and demanded the release of prisoners in Nigeria and Cameroon.
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April 19, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- A family of French tourists, including four children, held hostage by an Islamist militia in northern Nigeria has been freed, according the French and Cameroonian officials. Tanguy Moulin-Fournier, his wife Albane, brother Cyril and four sons ages 5 to 12 were kidnapped in February after visiting a wildlife park in northern Cameroon and were whisked by motorcycles across the border into Nigeria. The Islamist militia Boko Haram later claimed responsibility and demanded the release of prisoners in Nigeria and Cameroon.
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August 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Militant youths released dozens of oil workers--including at least eight foreigners--after holding them hostage for nearly four days on a drilling rig off the coast of West Africa, Shell Oil said. The hostages, who were seized Thursday night, were unharmed, said Bisi Ojeidiran, a spokesman for Shell's joint venture with the Nigerian government.
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March 13, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Security forces rescued three European hostages in Nigeria's restive oil region, officials said. The two Croatians and one Montenegrin seized Feb. 18 in Port Harcourt were in good health after the rescue by a joint task force of police, navy and army personnel, navy spokesman Maj. Sahir Musa said. Scores of foreign workers have been seized in the Niger Delta. Hostages are generally released unharmed after a cash payment, although casualties have occurred.
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