Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a British man in Nigeria after shooting the driver of the vehicle he was in. The attack in Lagos happened on Tuesday evening soon after the four wheel drive left the international airport, where the man had just arrived, Reuters said, attributing the information to two security sources.
The Nigerian driver survived the attack, they said. The British high commission said it was “working closely with others to secure the release of the hostage”.
The son of a state legislator and four Chinese nationals in two different states have all been reported kidnapped this month. Some cases are not reported because of fears for hostages’ safety. Most are released after ransoms have been paid, though people have been injured and killed if they resist.
- Nigerian gunmen kidnap British man in Lagos (guardian.co.uk)
- Gunmen kidnap Briton after hijacking a 4×4 and shooting the driver as it left Lagos airport (dailymail.co.uk)
- British National Kidnapped In Nigeria (news.sky.com)
- Nigeria: Brit kidnapped by armed gang while leaving Lagos airport (express.co.uk)
- ‘Kidnap’ of Briton in Nigeria probed (bbc.co.uk)
- Briton kidnapped near Lagos airport (news.com.au)
- Briton kidnapped near Nigeria’s Lagos airport (thestate.com)
- Briton kidnapped in Nigeria’s Lagos this week (news.terra.com)
- Briton kidnapped near Nigeria’s Lagos airport (nzherald.co.nz)
- Briton kidnapped near Nigeria’s Lagos airport (cnsnews.com)