Cops free Shell employees abducted in Nigeria

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A police unit freed two Shell employees who were abducted in Nigeria last week, a Shell spokesperson said on Tuesday. The two are doing well, according to the spokesperson, reports.

The two employees were abducted during a work outing at Rumuji in the Niger Delta last week Thursday. Their police escort was killed during the attack. On Tuesday morning the two employees were rescued by a police commando team from the southern state of Rivers.

Abduction for ransom is not a rare occurrence in Nigeria, especially in the Niger Delta. Whether Shell paid ransom for these two employees, is not known.