SA man kidnapped in Nigeria identified

International Relations cannot reveal the man’s full identity until his family has been informed.

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JOHANNESBURG - The International Relations Department says it has identified the 35-year-old South African man who has been kidnapped in Nigeria along with four others, but has received no demands from the kidnappers at this stage.

The driver was shot and killed and the five passengers who all work for Australian mining giant McMahon were taken.

Department spokesperson Nelson Kgwete says, "We are unable to reveal the kidnapped man's full identity at the moment until his family is informed. We have not received any communication from the kidnappers and we don't know what their demands are."