Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian Citizens Released

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BBC Africa is reporting two American and two Canadian citizens kidnapped Wednesday, January 17 have been released by their captors. The author writes:

“The group, who were ambushed in a forested area north of the capital Abuja, were found during a joint military and police operation.

Two of their police escorts were killed during an exchange of fire with the abductors.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted.

The Americans and Canadians were all in good health, AFP quoted a police spokesman as saying.

They were abducted while traveling in two vehicles from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to Abuja.”

Read more at BBC Africa.

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