AFP/BBC Reports|Sierra Leonean diplomat Kidnapped in Kaduna is ‘alive’ and ‘in good health’.


A senior Sierra Leonean diplomat who was last week kidnapped in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna is “alive and in good health”, AFP news agency reports.

Maj-Gen Alfred Nelson-Williams, Sierra Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, was believed to have been travelling there for a ceremony at a military base.

AFP quotes a spokesman for Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari saying that he was “certain that he is alive”.

A Sierra Leonean official is quoted as saying that the diplomat was in “good health”.

The BBC’s Umaru Fofana in Sierra Leone doesn’t confirm the news but reports that the Maj-Gen Nelson-Williams’ driver has apparently escaped and is being interrogated by the Nigerian police.



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