Kidnapped Belarusian woman freed in Nigeria 13:40, 17/05/2007
Iryna Ekpo-Umo, a Belarusian citizen abducted in Nigeria`s oil-producing region on May 5, was freed on Wednesday, Viktor Goncharov, a counselor at the Russian embassy in the African country, told BelaPAN.
"She is feeling OK," the diplomat said. "She is staying in Port Harcourt at present."
Mr. Goncharov offered no word on the circumstances of the woman`s release.
The 48-year-old woman, who is married to a Nigerian citizen, is a senior executive with Whassan Eurest Nigeria Limited, a catering oil industry contractor.
The kidnappers were reported to have demanded a ransom of $1.2 million for the woman`s freedom.