Prepositions after "kidnap"

"kidnap by" or "kidnap in"?

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    In 44% of cases kidnap by is used
    She's been kidnapped by the evil Skullmageddon.
    The FDA employees were kidnapped by the Taliban on December 10, 2011.
    The next thing I knew I'd been kidnapped by some MC Hammer look-alike.
    I was kidnapped by some young men he allegedly hired while I was carrying firewood home.
    Through a series of catastrophes an English baby boy is kidnapped by a tribe of huge anthropoid apes.
    Guy Bartlett, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Akwa Ibom State about two weeks ago, was released to his family on Monday in Uyo.
    One day he bought drug and was kidnapped by an armed group, under the argument that he had bought weed from the contrary band.
    In the movie, Choi Hyun is a top star who is kidnapped by the assassin Bong Min Jung (Song Ji Hyo) who has been dispatched to get rid of him.
    On 18 December 2009, an Italian couple were kidnapped by an armed group in south eastern Mauritania 18 km east of Kobonni on the road to Mali.
    Sheikh Ahmed followers, believing that their leader was kidnapped by the police, started rioting on Wednesday, demanding his immediate release.

    In 20% of cases kidnap in is used
    My mom was kidnapped in Brazil as well - the so-called ' sequestro-relampago '.
    A British citizen was amongst a group of tourists who were kidnapped in Mali in January 2009.
    Shalit - who was kidnapped in an act of war committed by Hamas had done nothing so he is the story.
    One Gendarme was kidnapped in the attack and was held for almost three months before being released.
    A number of these hostages are still being held, including a group of French nationals kidnapped in September 2010.
    I can tell you the name sof the women recently kidnapped in Kenya, but I could not tell you much about the kidnappers.
    Within a few hours, somebody called and told me he saw somebody being kidnapped in Ever Gotesco and that somebody looked like my son.
    Russell's granddaughter was kidnapped in last season's finale cliffhanger and now he leads the CSI team on a hunt to find her, on the 13th season premiere.
    She told me that she has been ' kidnapped in dreams ' by reptilians and then she basically described the book- they have power, they run the world, they disguise themselves as human.

    In 11% of cases kidnap from is used
    Slaves were either bought from tribal chiefs or simply kidnapped from the mainland and then shipped to Zanzibar.
    July 2, 2012: Four aid workers, kidnapped from a Kenyan refugee camp (for Somalis) three days ago, were tracked to Somalia and freed.
    For example, in 1896, he was kidnapped from the streets of London by agents of the Qing dynasty and held as a prisoner in their legation.
    This comming from a man who 2 years after being kidnapped from his home was forced to tie up, torture and then murder his own parents, I think he has a point.

    In 9% of cases kidnap for is used
    Remember when the guy got kidnapped for you, Hulk? No? Oh, OK.
    Brazilians consider somewhat normal to get kidnapped for a few hours and then released, if they are lucky.

    In 4% of cases kidnap as is used
    Absalom and the Anointed One have Miss Calendar and Cordelia kidnapped as a way of baiting Buffy, but they leave both ladies alive, for no reason I could discern.

    In 4% of cases kidnap out is used
    Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped out of her Utah home, raped and held hostage for nine months when she was only 14-years-old in 2002.

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