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Old 08-12-2010, 06:36   #1
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Nigerian Military Rescues 19 Hostages

Canadian, Robert Croke, is among 19 people released from captivity following a military raid in Nigeria.

Robert Croke, a father of three sons and a resident of Torbay, N.L., was taken hostage, along with two Americans, two French citizens and two people from Indonesia, during a Nov. 8 attack on an oil rig operating off the coast of the African country.

A negotiator told The Associated Press that 19 hostages were freed on Wednesday after a military operation that saw the release of the Afren workers along with seven Exxon Mobil Corp. employees who were taken from an oil platform this week. Five other hostages were also freed.

The negotiator spoke on condition of anonymity as the military operation was continuing.

The French Foreign Ministry confirmed that the two French citizens have also been released. In a statement, the ministry welcomed the "happy ending" and thanked all those who helped win their release.

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CBC News - World - Canadian freed after Nigeria kidnapping is among 19 people released from captivity following a military raid in Nigeria.

And ➥ Nigerian military rescues 19 hostages, including Canadian -

And ➥ CBC News - Nfld. & Labrador - Hostage sympathetic to Nigerian captors' plight

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Great news

This is super news. The more operations like this, the more piracy is not a sure thing for the pirates, the safer the seas become.

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