Gunmen have kidnapped a Lebanese businessman in southern Nigeria's oil-producing Edo State, the second such incident in Africa's most populous country in one week, police said Thursday.
"A Lebanese businessman was abducted on March 20 in Auchi by some unidentified gunmen who scaled the fence of his house and took him away," state police spokesman Etim Bassey told Agence France Presse.
He said the captors have yet to make any ransom demand for the man, who runs a private business in the town.
Scores of ransom kidnappings have been carried out in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region in recent months.
Last month, Habib Youssef Hashem, a 52-year-old Lebanese, was found stabbed to death in his hotel room in the Nigerian capital Lagos.
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