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Niger says US aid worker kidnapped by Mujao jihadists

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A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger two days ago is likely being held by militants from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West (Mujao), the country's interior minister said today.

Mohamed Bazoum told AFP that the American, named as Jeffery Woodke, "was probably kidnapped by the Mujao or handed over to the Mujao by those who abducted him".



He said Niger's forces had followed the kidnappers across the border into Mali to a zone controlled by Mujao.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Niger says US aid worker kidnapped by Mujao jihadists

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger two days ago is likely being held by militants from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa (Mujao), the country's interior minister said today. Mohamed Bazoum told AFP that the American, named as Jeffery Woodke, "was probably kidnapped by the Mujao or handed over to the Mujao by those who abducted him". He said Niger's forces had followed the kidnappers across the border into Mali to a zone controlled by Mujao. A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger two days ago is likely being held by militants from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West (Mujao), the country's interior minister said today.

Mohamed Bazoum told AFP that the American, named as Jeffery Woodke, "was probably kidnapped by the Mujao or handed over to the Mujao by those who abducted him".

He said Niger's forces had followed the kidnappers across the border into Mali to a zone controlled by Mujao.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Niger says US aid worker kidnapped by Mujao jihadists

A US aid worker kidnapped in Niger two days ago is likely being held by militants from the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West (Mujao), the country's interior minister said today.

Mohamed Bazoum told AFP that the American, named as Jeffery Woodke, "was probably kidnapped by the Mujao or handed over to the Mujao by those who abducted him".

He said Niger's forces had followed the kidnappers across the border into Mali to a zone controlled by Mujao.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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