28 oil workers in Nigeria that were being held hostage by one of Nigeria’s gangs have been freed. According to reports from the West African country the navy freed the hostages, who were employees of Chinese firm Sinopec.
Navy spokesman Commodore Kabir Aliyu said the men were kidnapped by a gang called the Lapto Marine Force and were freed in a naval operation that took place on August 24.
"The gang ... has been terrorizing people around Bakassi waterways, killing, robbing, as well as engaging in piracy and abduction," he added.
Four foreigners working for the Sea Trucks Group who were kidnapped by pirates off the country’s coast on August 4 were also released recently.