United States President, Donald Trump, celebrating the successful rescue operation of one American citizen held hostage in Northern Nigeria.
BIGPEN reports Trump, in a tweet this afternoon described the Northern Nigeria operation as a “big win” for the U.S special forces.
U.S Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo who earlier announced the rescue operation said that the United States is committed to the safe return of all U.S. citizens taken captive.
“We delivered on that commitment late last night in Northern Nigeria, where some of our bravest and most skilled warriors rescued a U.S. citizen after a group of armed men took him hostage across the border in Niger.
“Thanks to the extraordinary courage and capabilities of our military, the support of our intelligence professionals, and our diplomatic efforts, the hostage will be reunited with his family.
“We will never abandon any American taken hostage”, he wrote in a terse statement.