By Ayodele Oluwafemi
United States Special Forces have successfully rescued an American citizen, who was held hostage in Northern Nigeria.
The American identified as Walton was kidnapped in Niger Republic where he was living and subsequently moved to Nigeria by his abductors
Jonathan Hoffman, the Pentagon spokesman, in a statement, said the operation was conducted on Saturday morning and no US military personnel involved was injured during the rescue.
“U.S. forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of 31 October in Northern Nigeria to recover an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men
“This American citizen is safe and is now in the care of the U.S. Department of State. No U.S military personnel were injured during the operation.
“We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation,” ABC news quoted Hoffman.