American hostage Philip Walton rescued in dramatic military operation: Officials. A Huge Bravo Zulu Seal Team 6 ! An American citizen abducted last week in Niger has been rescued during a high-risk U.S. military raid in neighboring Nigeria, officials told ABC News early Saturday. Last night, our Country’s brave warriors rescued an American hostage in Nigeria. Our Nation salutes the courageous soldiers behind the daring nighttime rescue operation and celebrates the safe return of yet another American citizen! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2020 The mission was undertaken by elite commandos as part of a major effort to free the U.S….