Nigerian militants have kidnapped a British expatriate worker believed to be employed by a Nigerian oil company, it has been reported.
According to Reuters, the man works for Adamac Industries and was taken in Port Harcourt after an attack on the convoy in which he was traveling.
Two other Britons, Robin Hughes, 59, from St Margaret’s Bay and Matthew Maguire, 34, from Birkenhead are also currently held by militants, who sometimes ransom their captives or look to exchange them for fellow militants imprisoned by the Nigerian government.
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The UK government has advised all British travellers in Niger Delta States of Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers (including Port Harcourt) to leave "because of the very high risk of kidnapping, armed robbery and other armed attacks".
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