French national taken in Nigeria - company official

PARIS Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:22am EST

PARIS Dec 20 (Reuters) - A French national working for renewable energy firm Vergnet has been kidnapped in Nigeria, a company executive said on Thursday.

Asked if a French worker for the company had been kidnapped in the west African country, the executive said: "Yes".

She declined to give further details. France's foreign ministry declined to comment.