Statement on the Safe Release of Employees Kidnapped in Nigeria
Earlier today, the six Chevron employees kidnapped from a Chevron Nigeria Limited oil vessel offshore Nigeria’s Bayelsa state on May 1, 2007 were released. The six employees (four Italians, one Croatian and one American), were freed by their captors unconditionally and will be reunited with their families as soon as possible.
Subsequently, Fred Nelson, Chairman and Managing Director – Chevron Nigeria Limited issued the following statement:
“We are relieved with the release of our employees this morning. I want to thank the government of Nigeria, specifically those of Federal and Bayelsa State governments, and all others who have helped to secure the safe return of our employees. We at Chevron welcome them back to us and wish to especially thank their families for their patience and understanding during this difficult period.”
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