US Citizen Kidnapped in Nigeria’s Delta Region, Police Say

A U.S. citizen was kidnapped yesterday in Warri, Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Delta region, authorities said.

“He works for Marubal Engineering in Sapele and traveled to Warri where he was trailed and kidnapped,” Charles Muka, a police spokesman, said today by phone from Warri.

Police have received information that the kidnappers are demanding 50 million naira ($310,000) ransom, he said.