Published: Wed, January 17, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Gunmen killed 2 policemen, abduct 2 foreigners in Kaduna

Gunmen killed 2 policemen, abduct 2 foreigners in Kaduna

The Police spokesperson also confirmed that two officers of the force were killed in a gun duel with the gunmen.

Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of the report of a kidnapping in central Nigeria that involves two Canadian citizens.

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly killed two policemen and abducted two foreigners, an Amerian and Canadian in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State.

"To protect the privacy of the individuals concerned, further details on this case can not be released", said Global Affairs spokesperson John Babcock said by email.

Kidnappings are rife in Nigeria, where domestic security is weak, though they overwhelmingly target other Nigerians.

Mr Aliyu said the gunmen ambushed the vehicle coveying the two foreigners along the Jere-Kargao Road on Tuesday night while they were returning to Abuja from Kafanchan.

Last October, four Britons were abducted in the Niger Delta region.

The Abuja-Kaduna road has always been a haunt for kidnappers.

Two German archaeologists were abducted in the region in February past year.

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