American Aid Worker Jeffery Woodke Kidnapped by Suspected Islamists

woodke-compressedNIGER (The Independent) An American aid worker has been kidnapped by gunman in Niger, where he was helping local tribes overcome drought and food shortages.

Jeffery Woodke was abducted from his home in Abalak by armed men who killed two guards before driving him across the desert into neighbouring Mali.

The Youth With A Mission (YWAM) charity told The Independent the attack was launched at 9pm local time on Friday (9pm BST).

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