Scottish oil worker kidnapped in Nigeria
A bodyguard has been killed and a oil worker kiddnapped in the Port Harcourt in Nigeria's Niger Delta region.
He is the third British person in the area to be taken, the other two are Robin Hughes and Matthew Maguire and they have been held so far for six months - adding to the hundreds of foreigners and Nigerians who have been kidnapped over the last few years.
The group holding them, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said they will only be freed once their leader Henry Okah is released from jail.
He is in jail and will face the death penalty on treason and gun-running charges.
Militants in Nigeria's Niger Delta region have kidnapped a Scottish oil worker and killed his police guard.
The attack happened in the Rivers State capital Port Harcourt, security sources confirmed on Monday.
The man has not been identified officially but it is believed he works for a Nigerian oil services company.
Militants are holding two other British hostages kidnapped in September last year, which they say they will only release if a jailed leader is freed.