Nigeria hunts hostages

Maritime crime, piracy and abductions ongoing issues for Bayelsa and Delta.

Nigerian army sends boats to find kidnapped expats

Nigerian security personnel have stepped up efforts to rescue three kidnapped foreigners, including an Indian, in the oil-rich Niger Delta, a military official has said.

Colonel Anka Mustapha told The Associated Press that he’s confident that the foreign construction workers will soon be rescued because of a heightened security presence that involves sending patrol boats into the region’s remote creeks, rivers and swampy mangroves.

The two Pakistanis and Indian were abducted Wednesday night in the town of Emakalakala, which is in the southern coastal state of Bayelsa, by gunmen operating on speedboats. Recent activities in the Niger Delta have left communities on edge.

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