Gunmen have kidnapped a Romanian engineer in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta, police said on Tuesday.
The police said they have launched a search for the man in the area of Owa Oyibo, where he was abducted late on Monday, said Celestina Kalu, a spokeswoman for police in Delta state.
He was working for Dextron Nigeria Ltd, a construction firm, Kalu added.
The oil region has been hit by a wave of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities and a general breakdown of law.
Militants claimed they are fighting for a greater share of oil revenues for the region.
Wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele was recently kidnapped in the region. She was not released until a ransom of N80million was paid to the gang, the members of which have been busted by a special squad of the Nigerian police and some of the ransom, retrieved.