Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria freed: officials

The most sensational kidnapping in Nigeria's recent history saw 276 schoolgirls snatched from their classroom in the remote northeastern town of Chibok in April 2014 by Boko Haram jihadistsA Sierra Leonean diplomat who was kidnapped in northern Nigeria has been freed, officials of both countries said Tuesday. Alfred Nelson-Williams, Freetown’s defence attache and deputy head of the country’s mission in Abuja, was abducted last Friday while travelling to the northern city of Kaduna for a military passing-out parade. “The diplomat has been reunited with the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner (ambassador) and his family,” Nigeria’s federal police spokesman Don Awunah said.

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