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Abducted Sierra Leonean Envoy Regains Freedom




Maj.-Gen. Nelson Williams. Credit: PUNCH

The Sierra Leonean Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Maj.-Gen. Nelson Williams who was kidnapped on July 1 in Kaduna by suspected gunmen has regained freedom.

This is contained in statement issued by the Force Spokesman, Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Don Awunah in Abuja on Tuesday.

It said that Williams was released at about 4PM on Tuesday along Abuja- Kaduna road following credible intelligence and technical support.

The statement said there was intense police activities on both land and air patrol within the area.

It said that Williams was in good condition and has been reunited with his family.

The statement said that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris assured members of the diplomatic corps and other foreigners of their safety and security in Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Mama

    July 6, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Great! So who kidnapped him and why? Don’t we deserve to know that much?

  2. John

    July 6, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    The Foreign Ministry should please arrange adequate security protection for senior foreign diplomats who are traveling out of station on official assignment. I am aware that none of our local dignitaries would dare move from point A to point B without security protection. We need to avoid this kind of national embarrassment in the future.

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