A JOURNALIST working for M-Net SuperSport was abducted in Nigeria on Monday afternoon, SABC news reported.

The bus in which the SuperSport team was travelling was attacked on the way to Lagos. The journalist and two Nigerian nationals were apparently abducted.

International relations department spokesperson Malusi Mogale told the broadcaster: "At this point in time, our department is interviewing the family and our nation in Nigeria has begun a process of engaging the Nigerian authorities with a view of ensuring that we arrive at a solution of getting back our citizen and hopefully making contact with those claiming to have kidnapped our national."

SuperSport's head of content, Gary Taiman, told Sapa: "We have no details and a senior staff member of SuperSport will leave for Lagos soonest to establish the facts."

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