Officials in the tense delta region of Nigeria are searching for the three-year-old daughter of a British oil worker who was abducted on Thursday. For VOA, Gilbert da Costa in Abuja reports that the kidnapping of Margaret Hill has been widely condemned in Nigeria.
The Nigerian authorities and British diplomats are frantically working to help secure Margaret’s release.
The kidnapping of a toddler has provoked outrage in Nigeria. Even the country’s high-profile separatist group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, condemning the act as ‘an abomination.’
Niger Delta analyst Charles Dokubo says it represents a total negation of the politically orchestrated armed struggle for a greater share of the region’s oil wealth.