Nigerian gunmen attacked an Agip oil pumping station in Bayelsa state in the Niger Delta early on Thursday and kidnapped three expatriate workers, the police commissioner of Bayelsa state said.
"There was an attack on an Agip flow station at Brass about 5.00 this morning. They came in about seven boats. Two or three expats were kidnapped," Hafiz Ringim said by telephone from the state capital Yenagoa.
Brass is about three hours away from Yenagoa by boat and Ringim said details of the attack were still sketchy. An Agip spokesman in Lagos had no information.