Mississippi man one of five captured off an oil rig in Nigeria

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Silver Creek, MS (WDAM) - A Mississippi man is believed to be one of five men kidnapped off of an oil rig on the Nigerian coast. Family members of James Robertson,  from Silver Creek, Mississippi said they received word overnight that he was kidnapped by rebels.

The oil company, confirms five crew members are missing, but it hasn't released any names. Relatives of Robertson said he works for Trans ocean. It is unclear if any of the others captured are American.

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