Another expat kidnapped in Lagos
A Lebanese construction worker has been kidnapped in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos in what is believed to be a labor dispute, a security source said Tuesday.
He was seized early Monday evening by gunmen from a waterside construction site in the city’s up market residential and business area of Victoria Island, the source said.
He said the kidnappers came in from the lagoon by speedboat.
A Lagos police spokesman and a Lebanese diplomat said they had heard reports of the kidnapping but were not able to confirm it.
The man was working at building site for one of Nigeria’s leading commercial banks.
Kidnappings by gunmen are rare in Lagos, but very common in the southern oil-rich restive Niger delta where hundreds of people have been abducted over the past three years.
Because of the unrest in the delta many oil firms have moved their expatriate workers to Lagos.(AFP)
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