Nigeria continues search for hostages after oil platform attack

Nigeria authorities continued the search Saturday for four foreign nationals abducted by gunmen who attacked an &to=http://english.pravda.ru/economics/2002/04/15/27617.html' target=_blank>oil platform last week, with one military official saying they expected to secure their release.

Gunmen in three boats attacked the oil platform operated by Royal Dutch Shell in the shallow waters off the coast of oil-rich Niger Delta on Wednesday, abducting four men _ a Bulgarian, an American, a Briton and a Honduran national who had been in a support vessel.