Gunmen seized an American manager from oil services firm Hydrodive who was on his way to work in the Nigerian city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta on Friday, the local police chief said.
'The man was on his way to work when some gunmen in a car overtook his vehicle and blocked it before snatching him,' said Felix Ogbaudu, commissioner of police of Rivers state where Port Harcourt is located.
Abductions for ransom are frequent in the oil producing delta. Friday's incident raises to at least five the number of foreigners being held captive by various armed groups.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Ağustos 2007, 13:20