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Brit captive released

A British worker has been released after being kidnapped in Nigeria.

It has been reported the man is Alan Preston, 27, from Edinburgh, who had been held for ransom for three weeks.

Rita Inoma-Abbey, a police spokeswoman said: "The British hostage abducted earlier this month has been released. His abductors released him late on Friday night. He is looking well."

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