Israeli kidnapped in Nigeria is released

A gag order is lifted on the kidnapping of an Israeli man in Nigeria on Friday.

The 62-year-old, who works for a company active in the country, was kidnapped on the outskirts of the capital of Abuja by armed men seeking a ransom payment for his release.

During the kidnapping, an exchange of gunfire ensued and the Israelis personal driver was killed.

He was released after negotiations between the CEO of the company where he works, Nigerian security forces and the kidnappers.

The Foreign Ministry says it and the Israeli ambassador in Abuja were involved in securing his release.

There is no word on whether a ransom payment was made for the Israeli man to be freed.

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