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Briton Kidnapped in Lagos Freed

By The Citizen

A British businessman kidnapped last week in Victoria Island, Lagos has been released, Britain’s Foreign Office website said Thursday.

“A British national was kidnapped on Victoria Island, Lagos on 23 March (and was) subsequently released on 27 March,” a statement on the British website said.

Nigerian police said last week the man was trailed on his way back from a nightclub at around 11 p.m. on Saturday in the high-end residential and business neighbourhood.

A security source, who asked not to be named, said the Briton works for an oil company.

The United States consulate had announced on Monday that a foreigner was abducted from Victoria Island but did not mention the nationality of the victim.

Nigerian police later disclosed that the abducted person was a Briton.
The UK website did not mention where he was taken to or where and how he was set free.