American kidnapped in southern Niger, says local official

By Associated Press

Gunmen kidnapped an American citizen in the West African nation of Niger early Tuesday and demanded a ransom from his relatives, a local government official said. Philipe Nathan Walton was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger at 1:45 a.m., Ibrahim Abba Lele, a prefect in Birni-N’Konni town, told The Associated Press. The kidnappers called and demanded ransom from Walton’s father, who lives approximately 1 kilometer (about half a mile) away from his son’s farm, said the official.

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