Confirmed: Briton Kidnapped By Gunmen


Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos

Police authorities in Lagos have confirmed the kidnap of a British national in Lagos on Friday.
Although, police spokesperson, Frank Mba, could not give details of the kidnap, he said that security operatives are aware of the matter and are working to uncover those behind the kidnap.

It was gathered that the victim was abducted shortly after arriving at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos.

Gunmen reportedly attacked a four-wheel drive car conveying the Briton around 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday after it left the airport?s international terminal, abducting the man who was returning to a residential area of Lagos.

The driver of the vehicle was also reported to have been shot but survived.

?The BHM is working closely with others to secure the release of the hostage,? the British High Commission said in a statement. ?Because of the nature of this incident, the BHM is not going into further detail about it.?

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