The United States president, Donald Trump has hailed the rescuing of an American hostage from Nigeria. On October 30, 2020, the president shared a tweet praising the American troops for their bravery.
The American hostage was said to be the son of a Christian missionary in the Niger Republic who was kidnapped in Niger and moved down to the North-East Nigeria. The North-Eastern part of Nigeria has been in the news for terrorism, for many years now.
The troops through intelligence information trailed the criminals to their hideout in the North-East part of Nigeria. The troops carried out a successful operation freeing the captive and killing no fewer than six of the abductors. The operation took place on the night of Friday.
Last night, our Country’s brave warriors rescued an American hostage in Nigeria. Our Nation salutes the courageous soldiers behind the daring nighttime rescue operation and celebrates the safe return of yet another American citizen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2020