Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Irish aid worker expected to be released within 48 hours

Published 23/09/2006

There is growing optimism that an Irish aid worker kidnapped in Ethiopia earlier this week may be released within the next 48 hours.

Newspaper reports today claim the group responsible for the capture had mistaken Donal O'Suilleabhain and his Ethiopian colleague for foreign oil workers.

The United Western Somali Liberation Front posted a statement on a Somali website saying the two men would be released by tomorrow.

The 41-year-old Sligo man has been able to make phone contact with his colleagues in the area, and has assured them that he is safe and uninjured.

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph