The Home Office is not confirming or denying whether any British workers have been involved.
But officials say they are investigating reports which suggest at least one Briton was taken when gunmen stormed a compound belonging to a Lebanese construction company in Nigeria.
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Two knives were found at the scene in Islington, North London, and the suspects fled on foot before being arrested.
The violence began after a counter-protester allegedly doused a female rally organiser with pepper spray.
As temperatures climb through the day, the warmest spots are likely to be across western parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland.