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Militant Delta youths hold Shell workers hostage

Militant youths are holding about 165 oil workers hostage on oil rigs in Bayelsa State, southeastern Nigeria, a Shell spokesman in Lagos told IRIN on Wednesday.

The hostages, about 145 Nigerians and 20 expatriates, “are restricted to their rigs”, he said, adding that the expatriates are of various nationalities, including Americans, British, Australian and Lebanese.

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