Gunmen Abduct Romanian Engineer in Delta

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Gunmen have kidnapped a Romanian engineer in Delta State, police said yesterday. According to Reuters, officers have launched a search for the man in the area of Owa Oyibo, where he was abducted late on Monday, said Celestina Kalu, a spokeswoman for police in Delta State.

He was working for Dextron Nigeria Ltd, a construction firm, Kalu added. The southern swampland has been hit by a wave of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities and a general breakdown of law. Militants are fighting for a greater share of oil revenues for the impoverished Niger Delta, which is home to much of Nigeria’s oil production.