Islamist Group Claims Kidnapping of Foreigners in Nigeria

The Islamist group Ansaru has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreigners in northern Nigeria.

In a statement Monday, the group said it has “the custody of seven persons, which include Lebanese and their European counterparts working with Setraco,” a Lebanese-owned construction company.

The workers were taken hostage late Saturday, when gunmen stormed a construction site in the town of Jama’are, in Bauchi state. The attackers killed a security guard before …