Second Mississippian Among Hostages

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Clarion-Ledger reports Jeff James of Winona, Miss., was with James Robertson of Silver Creek, Miss., and others when gunmen attacked the oil rig operated by London-based Afren PLC. The ship was about seven miles off the coast of Akwa Ibom, a state in the Southern coastal part of the country.

Another Mississippian, James "Butch" Johnson of Pass Christian, Miss., is in a London hospital after being shot in the same raid, but was not a hostage, officials have said.

The newspaper reported that James' wife, Betty James, would not comment.

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  • by Janet Location: Bailey,MS on Nov 17, 2010 at 07:51 PM
    My thoughts & prayers are with both families.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 at 03:57 PM
    Please tell me where you have read articles before today about Jeff James of Mississippi being kidnapped. I've been following this story closely and reading all that I can find since I have relatives who work on rigs. This is the first that I saw of a second Mississippi man being kidnapped. I had only read about James Robertson being taken and Butch Johnson being injured and hospitalized in London.
  • by Laura Location: Meridian on Nov 17, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    And you all are just now finding this out----that "oh, by the way" a second Mississippian was also kidnapped? Where have you all been,WTOK, under a rock?
  • by louise Location: Bailey on Nov 17, 2010 at 08:57 AM
    i think its time to kick some butt. i am praying for them.
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