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Old 21st Oct 2006, 14:05
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Time Out

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ABUJA, Oct 21 (Reuters) - All seven foreign hostages who were being held in Nigeria's southern oil producing Niger Delta have been released and are in good health, police said on Saturday.

The men were four Britons, one Romanian, one Malaysian and one Indonesian. They were kidnapped on Oct. 3 from a residential compound for contractors working for Exxon Mobil

If this is right, and I surely hope it is, then I am delighted beyond belief for the hostages and their families.

I do hope that the local authorities and expats don't slip into complacent ways and will now take such threats and risks seriously.
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