SEOUL Dec 22 Four South Korean employees of
Hyundai Heavy Industries, who were abducted earlier this week in
Nigeria, have been released, local media reported on Saturday,
quoting unnamed government officials in Seoul.
The four hostages had been handed over to South Korean
officials in the African country late on Friday, Yonhap news
agency and YTN TV said.
There was no immediate comment from either the South Korean
government or Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Gunmen kidnapped the four working on Hyundai's operations in
the Niger Delta region on Monday.
Kidnapping is rife in Africa's top oil producer, making
millions of dollars a year for criminal gangs. It is common
across the south, especially in the Niger Delta.
(Reporting by Sung-won Shim; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)