Trump celebrates as U.S forces rescue hostage in Nigeria


United States President Donald Trump on Saturday prayers an elite team of American special forces for rescuing a hostage in Northern Nigeria.

In a tweet, he praised the team for actualising the release of the American who was kidnapped in Niger Republic and moved to an undisclosed location in Northern Nigeria.

It reads: "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!"

The U.S Mission in Nigeria in a separate tweet thanked the Nigerian military for cooperating with its forces to free the hostage.

While all the American troops were unhurt, they reportedly killed at least six terrorists belonging to the shadowy group which is said not to be affiliated to any known organisation.