JUST NOW: US COMMANDOS LAND IN NIGERIA, RESCUE CITIZEN IN CAPTIVE – PENTAGON

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US forces conducted a hostage rescue operation during the early hours of October 31 in Northern Nigeria to set free an American citizen held hostage by a group of armed men. This American Citizen is safe and is now in the care of US department of State. No US military personnel were injured in the operation.”

Pentagon Spokesman, Jonathan Hoffman said this in a statement.

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

The Mission was undertaken by elite comma dos as part of major efforts to free Phillip Walton, 27 before his abductors could get far after taking him captive in Niger on October 26.

The State department spokesman said that” when a US citizen is Missing we work closely with local authorities as they carry out their search efforts. and we share information with families however we can”

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