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US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by GoldCircle: 4:08pm On Oct 31, 2020
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,” said Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of Defense for public affairs.

“We appreciate the support of our international partners in conducting this operation. The United States will continue to protect our people and our interests anywhere in the world.”

Officials did not name the rescued U.S. citizen but multiple outlets identified the person as Philip Walton.

ABC News reported that the elite SEAL Team Six conducted the operation and killed all but one of the seven captors.


The White House did not immediately respond to a request for further details.

The State Department first confirmed on Tuesday that a U.S. citizen was kidnapped in Niger in an area near the Nigeria border where Al Qaeda-linked militants and the Islamic State's Boko Haram are known to operate.

Local media outlets said the kidnapped man was a missionary. Officials told ABC that the captors were likely from an armed group that they do not consider terror-related, though terrorist groups often buy hostages.

The Africa Center for Strategic Studies said in July that the Sahel region of Africa has seen a nearly sevenfold spike in terrorist attacks over the past three years.

The rescue gives Trump a positive news story to tout just three days before the Nov. 3 presidential election, with polls showing him trailing Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/523754-trump-hails-big-win-for-us-special-forces-after-hostage-rescued-in
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by GoldCircle: 4:09pm On Oct 31, 2020
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Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by newharddrives(m): 4:09pm On Oct 31, 2020
Hmmm..
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by HigherEd: 4:12pm On Oct 31, 2020
Awesome stuff. Yet we have Leah Sharibu in the hands of these pedophiles for many years now with our own government unable/unwilling to recover her. A foreign force with less understanding of local terrain swooped in and recovered its citizen sharply.

There's just no value to life here.

Lalasticlala

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Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by chinjo(m): 4:18pm On Oct 31, 2020
Buhari/Buratai una see una mates?

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Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:34pm On Oct 31, 2020
Someone in Abuja will be shocked to pieces by this news
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by dvkot(m): 4:38pm On Oct 31, 2020
Nigerian coward and lying bunch of armies will never be able to do this only to shoot unarmed protesters. See as american soilders beat u handicapped and over 2.5 in your home.. Shameless circus
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:39pm On Oct 31, 2020
ThePlainTruth:
Someone in Abuja will be shocked to pieces by this news
....Misleading headlines everywhere

Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:40pm On Oct 31, 2020
dvkot:
Nigerian coward and lying bunch of armies will never be able to do this only to shoot unarmed protesters. See as american soilders beat u handicapped and over 2.5 in your home.. Shameless circus
.. Misleading headlines everywhere angry

Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by Agbegbaorogboye: 5:44pm On Oct 31, 2020
Supermugu:
....Misleading headlines everywhere
Why don't you read the post and show us where they said they worked with Nigerian govt

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Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by AkataWoman: 5:45pm On Oct 31, 2020
I LOVE MY COUNTRY!
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by dvkot(m): 5:47pm On Oct 31, 2020
Supermugu:
.. Misleading headlines everywhere angry
before won't they thank them for allowing them to enter their country. Nigeria army is still useless useless circus of coward clowns, worst in the world
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by Yaribanzaonic: 6:00pm On Oct 31, 2020
Carry this nonsense photoshopped propaganda outta hia!!

This same America as a government is more knowledgeable than Tollgate killing army and useless politicians that you support.

Just keep your propaganda to yourself.


Supermugu:
.. Misleading headlines everywhere angry

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Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by mosunmola63765: 7:33pm On Oct 31, 2020
:....Misleading headlines everywhereWhy don't you read the post and show us where they said they worked with Nigerian govt
Re: US Special Forces Rescue American Citizen Held Hostage In Nigeria by Mynd44: 8:56pm On Oct 31, 2020

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