Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria, $40M ransom

July 1, 2016 4:39 PM

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ABUJA, Nigeria – Sierra Leone and workers at that country's embassy in Nigeria say kidnappers in northwestern Nigeria have abducted a diplomat and demand a $40 million ransom.

Sierra Leone's Information Minister Mohamed Bangura announced the kidnapping in Freetown and said Deputy High Commissioner Nelson Williams was going to a military graduation in Kano state.

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