Spokesman: Briton kidnapped near Nigeria's Lagos airport

A British Consulate spokesman says a Briton has been kidnapped near the airport of Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.

Wale Adebayo says diplomats are working with Nigerian authorities on this week's kidnapping.

He said he could give no other information because of the "sensitive nature" of the issue.

Kidnappings for ransom are relatively common in oil-rich Nigeria — both of foreigners and wealthy Nigerians.