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BBC Monitoring Service: Nigeria rebels release six foreign oil-worker hostages

United Kingdom; Mar 02, 2006
Excerpt from report by Radio France Internationale on 2 March
After two weeks of detention, six out of nine foreign Shell [oil company] workers were released yesterday in Nigeria. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said it did not receive any ransom. The separatists are still holding three hostages and have threatened to keep them until all their demands are met. [Passage omitted]
Source: Radio France Internationale, Paris, in French 0730 gmt 2 Mar 06
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