Tuesday, January 31, 2006

As Tough As They Come

Every inch the defiant roughneck, Patrick Landry of Lafayette, La. was the lone American among four Royal Dutch Shell workers kidnapped from its Benisede platform off Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta on Jan. 11 and held by Ijaw militants for 19 days. Landy and his co-workers were freed yesterday after militants said they were paid $770,000, a claim denied by Shell and others. After their liberation the four met with Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo at the State House in Abuja.
Joe Shea/The American Reporter

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