Hostage

  • Africa & World

    US military rescues American citizen in Nigeria

    US military forces rescued an American citizen in Nigeria, the Pentagon said on Saturday, days after he was kidnapped by gunmen south of neighbouring Niger and apparently taken across the border. The hostage, Philip Walton, was abducted Monday night on the outskirts of Massalata, a village about 10 kilometres (six miles) from the border with Nigeria. Walton is safe and…

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  • Africa & World

    60 migrants held hostage by armed group

    CAIRO (AP) — A Libyan armed group is holding hostage at least 60 migrants, including two dozen children, in “appalling” conditions after abducting them over two weeks ago, an aid group aid on Saturday. Masked militiamen abducted the migrants on Sept. 28 from the town of al-Ajaylat, around 80 kilometers west of the capital, Tripoli, according to Medecins Sans Frontieres.…

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