Nigerian gunmen Friday kidnapped 3 Syrian expatriates & 1 Lebanese worker close to the oil hub Port Harcourt, a police spokeswoman said.
The 4 expatriates are worked by an engineering company in Port Harcourt, the main oil city of Africa's biggest energy creator. Police said that the criminals were wearing military uniforms.
Kidnappings for ransom are general in the oil-producing Niger Delta with 100s of incidents reported each year. Most are released unharmed after a 2 days.