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19/07/2013 15:01 BST | Updated 18/09/2013 10:12 BST

British Subject Reportedly Kidnapped In Nigeria

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The Briton went missing shortly after leaving Murtala Muhammad Airport, just outside Lagos

A Briton has been kidnapped in Nigeria, it was reported today.

The unnamed person was believed to have been captured shortly after leaving the international terminal of Lagos airport, according to the Reuters news agency.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said it was working with authorities in Nigeria.

The spokesman said: "We are aware of reports of a missing person and are liaising with Nigerian authorities."

The British High Commission (BHM) in Lagos told Reuters it was "working closely with others to secure the release of the hostage. Because of the nature of this incident, the BHM is not going into further detail about it."