Kidnapped Man Gets an Up-Close Look Into Nigeria's Oily Heart of Darkness

Courtesy of Larry Plake
Dallas Observer | July 13, 2009
Members of the Niger-Delta Freedom Fighters held oilman Larry Plake hostage at their camp for three weeks. They didn't necessarily want to make a political statement. They wanted money -- more than $1 million per hostage.

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