Kidnapped SA man released

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pretoria - The South African man who was held hostage in Nigeria was released on Monday night.

Department of International Relations and Co-operation spokesperson Nomfanelo Kota told BuaNews that M-Net SuperSport sound engineer Nick Greyling had been released.

"He was released last night, we don't know when he is due back in the country."

Kota, on behalf of President Jacob Zuma and Minister Maite Nkoane-Mashabane, thanked the Nigerian government for their assistance in securing Greyling's release..

"We would like to thank the Nigerian government for its co-operation and we wish Greyling well as he returns home."

Kota said Greyling's abduction was not linked to any particular cause.

Greyling and two Nigerian colleagues were reportedly taken hostage from their bus in the Imo province, near the Oweri airport.

The crew were returning from covering a football match in the southern city of Enugu.