Africa

British national kidnapped in Lagos

Commuters sit on coaches of a train chasing away vendors hawking their wares on the rail track in Oshodi district of Lagos on 16 November, 2007. A British national has been kidnapped by gunmen shortly after landing at the international airport in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, a diplomat and a private security source told AFP Friday.

Commuters sit on coaches of a train chasing away vendors hawking their wares on the rail track in Oshodi district of Lagos on 16 November, 2007. A British national has been kidnapped by gunmen shortly after landing at the international airport in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, a diplomat and a private security source told AFP Friday.  (AFP/Fil;e)

A British national has been kidnapped by gunmen shortly after landing at the international airport in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, a diplomat and a private security source told AFP Friday.

"There was a kidnapping of a Briton and we are working with the Nigerian authorities," said Wale Adebayo, spokesman at the Deputy High Commission in Lagos, while a private security source confirmed it happened on Tuesday night as the target was en route from the airport.

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