October 31, 2020
The rescue took place earlier Saturday in northern Nigeria
Without suffering any casualties, the elite commandos rescued Philip Walton, 27, who had been taken hostage by armed men last week, officials told Fox News.
“We had to get him before any potential trade or sale,” one U.S. official said.
“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 said.