Kidnapped Turkish nationals freed in Nigeria’s Kwara state

The four constructors were taken to the Turkish embassy in Abuja after they were rescued ... AFP

Four Turkish nationals have been rescued a week after being kidnapped by gunmen in Nigeria’s western state of Kwara, police say.

The four, who are construction workers, were taken from a bar last week.

The abductors had demanded a $1m (£800,000) ransom but police say no money was paid and that they were released “unconditionally”.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted.

Two weeks ago pirates attacked a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped 10 Turkish sailors. Their fate remains unknown.

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