Turks rescued after kidnapping


Four Turkish nationals abducted last week in the Nigerian state Kwara were rescued, police said.

The Turks were kidnapped at gunpoint by six armed men, the police statement said, adding no ransom was paid for their release.

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

In a separate incident last week, pirates attacked a cargo ship off Nigeria’s coast and kidnapped 10 Turkish sailors.