Kidnapped Turkish nationals freed in Nigeria’s Kwara state
Four Turkish nationals have been rescued a week after being kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria’s western state of Kwara, police say.
The four, who are construction workers, were taken from a bar last week.
The abductors had demanded a $1m (£800,000) ransom but police say no money was paid and that they were released “unconditionally”.
Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted.
Two weeks ago pirates attacked a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 Turkish sailors. Their fate remains unknown.
The Turkish constructors were found in a bush on Friday, Kayode Egbetokun, Kwara sate’s commissioner of police, told the BBC.
The rescue operation was carried out by the state police, local vigilantes and a team of officers sent from the capital, Abuja……..read more