German employees freed after one-month kidnap ordeal in Nigeria

Other News Materials 15 August 2008 12:22 (UTC +04:00)

Two German engineers kidnapped in July in Nigeria Niger delta have been freed, the German foreign office said Friday in Berlin. The men were in a "good condition given the circumstances", the office said.

The employees of German-founded construction giant Julius Berger had been abducted on July 12 from a construction site of the Bilfinger Berger subsidiary near Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State. Their identities were not disclosed, dpa reported.

The kidnapping was the latest incident in the Niger Delta, where militant groups since 2006 have been attacking oil facilities and abducting foreign workers as they press for a bigger say in oil exploitation in the area.