U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after U.S. intelligence and military forces rescued an American citizen abducted last week in Niger. No U.S. military personnel were injured during the mission.

"This is the type of stuff that makes America’s military a force for good around the world. The men and women who helped plan and execute this rescue mission are heroes, and we are grateful their work to free an American citizen."