Italian engineer kidnapped in Nigeria


An Italian engineer was abducted by a group of armed men in Kwara state in western Nigeria, said the Foreign Ministry in Rome.

It gave no details of the kidnapping, the latest in a series of abductions in Nigeria.

In March, a Briton and an Italian abducted in northwest Nigeria were both killed in a failed rescue attempt by British and Nigerian special forces. The mission was condemned by Rome, which had not been informed beforehand, Reuters reports.