YENAGOA, Nigeria, May 5 (Reuters) - Gunmen have snatched three Dutch nationals in Nigeria's volatile Niger Delta region, where armed kidnapping rings frequently operate, police said on Monday.
The Dutch nationals, two men and a woman, were abducted from Bayelsa state on Sunday, police spokesman Alex Akhighe said.
The kidnapping of expatriates by armed gangs seeking ransom money has been rife in the oil-producing Delta region, although it has tailed off in recent years as foreign companies have improved their security. (Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Kevin Liffey)
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