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Gen. Nelson Williams Released


Gen. Nelson Williams Released

The Sierra Leone Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Rtd. Gen.Alfred Claude Nelson Williams was on Tuesday released unharmed from captivity.
The former Chief of Defence Staff of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces was reportedly released in an area known as Zuda along the Abuja/Kaduna highway in Nigeria.
He was kidnapped in Kaduna on Friday where he had gone to witness a Military graduation ceremony of two Sierra Leonean Army officers.
His captors had demanded a ransom in the region of One Hundred and Fifty Six Thousand United States dollars.
Global Times sources in Abuja say a little over One hundred thousand United States dollars was paid to the kidnappers before his release on Tuesday. That was however not independently confirmed as at press time last night.
The Nigerian High Commissioner in Sierra Leone is said to have also confirmed the release of the former Military chief.

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