United States Of America Special forces have rescued an American hostage in Nigeria , the Pentagon said Saturday .
The man was abducted in Niger and taken across the border to Nigeria , where US forces freed him without suffering any casualties, it said .
“ The United States is committed to the safe return of all US citizens taken captive ,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a separate statement.
“ We delivered on that commitment late last night in Nigeria , where some of our bravest and most skilled warriors rescued a US citizen , ” he added .
The hostage was identified in Niger as Philip Walton . He is now safe and in the care of the US State Department , the Pentagon said.