Sierra Leone diplomat kidnapped in Nigeria

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 jihadistsSierra Leone’s deputy high commissioner has been snatched in Nigeria, government sources said Friday, the first kidnapping of a diplomat from the west African country in more than half a century. Alfred Nelson-Williams was taken as he was travelling by road from the Nigerian capital of Abuja north to attend a ceremony in Kaduna, a city some 200 kilometres (125 miles) away. Local security officials said they were still investigating how the kidnapping took place.

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