Nick Greyling, an M-Net/SuperSport sound engineer, arrived in South Africa on Wednesday, 10 March, after a week-long hostage drama in which he and two other M-Net/SuperSport employees were held captive by kidnappers in Nigeria.

The message from Nick Greyling and his wife, Lorna is as follows:
"The family is deeply thankful to the Lord that we are together again. It was a traumatic time, but we never gave up hope that Nick would return safely.

We would like to thank everyone who supported us throughout this ordeal. Firstly, close family and friends, who prayed for us; brought food and flowers; and supported us in every conceivable way. Also the people of Multichoice; M-Net/SuperSport; and the Department of International Affairs, who worked around the clock to assist us.

There were also countless radio listeners; church groups; and people we don’t even know who prayed for us and lifted our spirits with their love; text messages; and notes on Facebook. We receive all the messages and reply to as many as possible."

Lorna says: “We have no words to describe how thankful we are, and how much we appreciate everyone’s support. We praise and thank the Lord for Nick’s safe return. We are doing well; we’re just very tired.”

Nick says: “It was a trying week and I’m thrilled that it’s over. It feels like a miracle to be back with my wife; kids; and family. Now I just want to relax and spend time with them.”

The family requests that everyone who wishes to contact them does so via the Facebook page 'Free Nick Greyling'. Emails can be sent to [email protected].