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Argentinian Kidnapped In Nigeria, Released, Returns To Farm

Posted: Jun 29, 2015 at 11:48 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

MenedezSantiago Lopez Menendez, the Argentinian who was kidnapped by gunmen near a farm where he was working in Niger State, North Central, Nigeria, has been set free by his abductors, the Nigeria Police has confirmed.

Police spokesman in Niger state, Bala Elkana, confirmed to AFP that Menendez was set free by his abductors on Saturday morning.

Menendez was seized last Wednesday in the town of Machagu as he travelled on the Mokwa to Kontagora road in the west of the state, where there have been previous abductions by criminals.

“He was released by his abductors early Saturday morning. He was hale and hearty when we saw him after his release. He has since returned to his farm,” Elkana said.

The police, however, said there was no information on whether any ransom was paid.

Menendez, an agronomist who worked for Nigerian Flour Mills Plc managing two farms in the Sunti and Kabbugi districts of Niger state was travelling without the usual police protection when he was abducted, according to the state’s police commissioner, Olusola Amore.