Seven foreigner nationals working for construction company Setraco are being held hostage after being kidnapped from a site in Bauchi state, in the north of Nigeria.

Among them is at least one British citizen.

An FCO spokeswoman said: "We are aware of the reports and are making inquiries with local authorities."

Local government chairman Adamu Aliyu told the Associated Press that those kidnapped were from Britain, Italy, Greece and Lebanon.


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