Armed men attacked an oil rig in Nigeria’s delta region, kidnapping three workers early on Saturday, April 27.
The rig is owned by Niger Delta Petroleum Resources. According to reports, one of the workers kidnapped is Nigerian, while the others were citizens of Canada and Scotland. Their identities have not been released. Local authorities have said attacks on civilians in the region have increased in recent weeks. Military troops are searching the areas around the rig for the missing workers.
The Niger Delta, located in southern Nigeria, produces most of the African nation’s crude oil. It has had continuing issues with armed militias and criminal gangs.