The Islamist group Ansaru has claimed the kidnapping of seven foreigners, believed to include at least one Briton, in a deadly raid on a construction site in northern Nigeria, according to the Associated French Press.
In an email statement the group said it has "the custody of seven persons, which include Lebanese and their European counterparts working with Setraco."
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