Unknown gunmen kidnap US aid worker in Niger

Unknown gunmen abducted a US aid worker in central Niger, interior minister of the West African nation said Saturday.

The man, who was working for American aid organization Youth With a Mission, was kidnapped in the town of Abalak in the Tahoua region Friday evening, said Interior Minister Bazoum Mohamed.

Two other people, a member of the national guard and a civilian, were killed during the abduction, the minister added, without providing further details.

Niger’s defence and security forces were pursuing the kidnappers who were believed to be on their way towards neighbouring Mali, according to Mohamed. 

Last update: Sat, 15/10/2016 - 16:52
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