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Gunmen kidnap five aid workers, driver in Niger

Gunmen have abducted five aid workers -- four from Niger and one from Chad -- as well as a driver in southeastern Niger, a local official told AFP Monday.

"Five aid workers, including a Chadian, and a Nigerien driver were kidnapped at their home by armed men driving two 4x4 vehicles" in the village of Dakoro, local official Abou Mahamane said. The abduction was confirmed by an aid group and a security source.

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