A 62-year-old Israeli man was kidnapped in a gunfight near Nigeria’s capital last week and was held for ransom. After negotiations between the abductors and Israeli and local authorities, he was safely released on Monday.


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An Israeli citizen who was abducted at gunpoint last week in Nigeria and held for ransom was released Monday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry revealed earlier today. The 62-year-old man was working in an Israeli company in the country.

The Israeli was kidnapped after a gunfight that claimed the life of his driver. He was then taken by his abductors to a hiding spot. After lengthy negotiations with the Israeli company’s CEO, which involved the Israeli local embassy as well as Nigerian authorities, he was released unharmed.