URGENT ¥¥¥ Islamist group claims kidnap of 7 foreigners in Nigeria

The Islamist group Ansaru on Monday claimed the kidnapping of seven foreigners in a deadly raid on a construction site in northern Nigeria at the weekend.

In an email statement distributed to several journalists, the group said it has "the custody of seven persons, which include Lebanese and their European counterparts working with Setraco," the Lebanese-owned company targeted in the attack.