A spokeswoman for an African satellite television network says one of three sports journalists kidnapped by gunmen in the restive Niger Delta has escaped his captors.

MultiChoice spokeswoman Caroline Creasy, says the Nigerian cameraman somehow evaded the gunmen and made it to safety in the days after the Monday kidnapping near Owerri. Creasy on Thursday declined to give further details.

Two other men, a Nigerian and a South African, remain held.

Gunmen attacked a van carrying 21 people working for the network’s SuperSport channels after the crew filmed a soccer match in the Delta. The company says it is working with the Nigerian government and a private security firm to win the men’s release.

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