Nine Foreign Oil Workers Abducted
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Willbros Group has confirmed the release of five additional workers taken hostage on February 18 from a Willbros vessel working in Nigeria. The freed workers,
Egyptians Shazly Ali and Fisal Bardese, Filipino Anthony Santos, and Thais
Somsak Mhadmho and Arak Suwanna had been held for eleven days by separatists
in Nigeria. Willbros reported that the Company has made arrangements for them
to rejoin their respective families.
The Company thanked the authorities with which it worked closely to secure
the safe return of these employees and is continuing to support the efforts to
secure the safe return of its three remaining employees.