Niger Delta kidnappers release three Dutch nationals

Nigerian kidnappers in the Niger Delta region of the country have released three Dutch nationals held since May 4th.

Anka Mustapha, a spokesman for Bayelsa state's Joint Task Force, which includes the military and police, told Reuters on Saturday.

The kidnapping of expatriates by armed gangs seeking ransom money has been rife in the oil-producing Delta region, although it has tailed off since a 2009 amnesty was signed with militant groups there.