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Briton kidnapped in Lagos released

22 July 2013, 08:02

Abuja - A British national kidnapped last week shortly after arriving at Nigeria's Lagos airport has been released, the British High Commission said.

The man was kidnapped on July 16 by gunmen who attacked his four-wheel-drive car after it left the airport's international terminal heading for a residential area of Lagos, security sources told Reuters. His Nigerian driver was shot in the hand.

"We can confirm the release of a British national today in Nigeria, following his abduction on 16 July," a statement from the British High Commission said, giving no further details.

A British businessman was kidnapped in March in an upmarket district of Lagos but was released four days later. It is not clear if a ransom was paid.

- Reuters

- Reuters


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