FM: Kidnapped Egyptian in Nigeria released

An Egyptian kidnapped by an armed group in Nigeria was released on Thursday, Egypt announced on Monday.

Ambassador Mohamed Abdel Hakam, Egypt's deputy foreign minister, said the Egyptian consulate in Lagos had cooperated with Nigerian authorities to have engineer Mohamed al-Sahli released.

The consulate contacted al-Sahli, who works at a Nigerian petroleum company, once he was released and reassured his family in Alexandria, said Abdel Hakam. He warned Egyptians who work in the Niger Delta, where armed groups have spread, to take necessary precautions for their own safety.

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