The two German nationals kidnapped on 18 April near Port Harcourt, Nigeria, were freed today (24 April). In this connection Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle today issued the following statement:
“I’m delighted to hear that our two fellow Germans are free and in good health. They are in safe hands in Port Harcourt, and their condition is as good as can be expected under the circumstances.
I pay tribute to the tireless efforts of the crisis task force and of the German and Nigerian authorities involved for bringing this kidnapping to a rapid and successful conclusion.”