The US embassy in Niamey, Niger Republic, has confirmed the kidnapping of an American man in the south of the Republic of Niger.
The man was abducted by unidentified gunmen in the village of Masallata, in Konni, near the Niger-Niger border, on Tuesday.
In a statement, the United States called for the immediate release of the man.
She says she is working hard with the Niger authorities to rescue the unnamed man.
In August, six French nationals and their driver were abducted in the village of Koure, in the Tillaberi region.