The Nigerian police says it has successfully rescued two Royal Dutch Shell oil workers who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s southern Niger Delta region last week.
According to the spokesman for Rivers state police force, Nnamdi Omoni, the tactical team of the command rescued the victims in the early hours of Tuesday.
Confirming the report, spokesman for Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, Michael Adande, said the pair are now free, well and currently being supported after their ordeal.
The pair were attacked in southern Rivers state last week while returning from an official trip to Bayelsa state.
Kidnappings for ransom occur in much of Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, but are particularly prevalent in the Niger Delta which produces the majority of the country’s crude oil.