The Libyan Interior Ministry said on Saturday it had freed three African hostages kidnapped by an African national in the capital Tripoli.
“Members of the Investigation Bureau managed to free three African abductees from Niger kidnapped for ransom by a Malian national in Tripoli.” The ministry explained.
It adds that one of the kidnapped contacted a relative and asked for the ransom. The relative contacted the bureau, which later arrested the criminal and freed the hostages.
Abduction for ransom happen frequently to both locals and African nationals in Libya.