British national kidnapped in Lagos

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.