Finding kidnapped activists in Nigeria

Two relief activists who were kidnapped last week, along with a colleague and two security guards, were found in northeastern Nigeria, and they are in good health, according to what was announced, Thursday, by the non-governmental organization in which they work and two security sources.

The three relief activists, who hold Nigerian citizenship, work for the American organization FHI360, and they were kidnapped on April 26 in the Ngala region of Borno State, which has been witnessing a jihadist rebellion for 14 years.

Borno is located in northeastern Nigeria in a border area with Chad, Niger and Cameroon, where groups such as Boko Haram and the “Islamic State of West Africa Province” are active.

“The Nigerian authorities have found two members of the kidnapped group,” FHI360 spokeswoman Christie Delafield told AFP, without specifying whether they were rescued or managed to escape from the kidnappers.

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