August 1, 2014

Two oil workers sue after being shot, abducted in Nigeria

Two foreign oil workers have brought a lawsuit against their employer after they were shot and abducted from a rig in Nigeria.

Bob Croke

Lawyer for Bob Croke, one of the men filing the suit, says he company put his cline in harm’s way due to lax security, the Canadian press reported.

Croke, a Canadian citizen, filed the lawsuit in Louisiana alongside James Johnson, an American co-worker. Both men are suing rig owner Transocean, London-based oil company Afren and the employment firm that hired them.

Timothy Young, counsel for both men, says the company knew of the dangers faced by workers off the Nigerian coast and failed to provide proper security aboard the rig. The claims are yet to be proven in court, the Canadian Press said.

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