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An expatriate is abducted in Lagos' affluent Victoria Island area.
Police spokesman Frank Mba told the AP that the victim was believed to have been taken hostage as he departed from a nightclub on ritzy Victoria Island late Saturday.
Abductions are not uncommon in Nigeria but this is a rare occurrence in the country's busy commercial capital, home to 17.5 million people, the AP noted.
Mba told reporters: “Lagos does not have a reputation for kidnappings and we want to keep it that way.”
A representative of the British High Commission confirmed to Reuters that an expatriate had been taken hostage but declined to provide further details.
Britain’s Foreign Office released a statement on Tuesday saying “there is no indication of terrorist involvement at this stage."