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Shell Workers Kidnapped

Local people are indignant at the foreign operators as they believe that they are not benefiting from oil

Six workers of international oil giant Royal Dutch/Shell have been kidnapped in Nigeria's southern area of Niger Delta.

The workers, two Germans and four Nigerians, are employed by oil services firm Bilfinger-Berger, Shell?s local contractor. Several gunmen abducted the workers while they were traveling by boat.

In the area kidnappings happen form time to time, because of people?s dissatisfaction with the activity of foreign oil firms, which disturb agreements to invest in the local economy and communities.

Local people are indignant at the foreign operators as they believe that they are not benefiting from oil that is being extracted in this oil-rich regoin..