Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Abduct Two Foreign Nationals in Kaduna

Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Abduct Two Foreign Nationals in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of four foreign nationals along Kwoi-Jere road in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State.

OTTAWA-Global Affairs Canada says it's aware of reports that two Canadian citizens have been kidnapped in Nigeria.

Two expatriates, an American and a Canadian, have been kidnapped in Kaduna State.

An American and a Canadian have been kidnapped in Kaduna state in the central part of the country, a Nigerian police spokesman said.

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He said a policeman was killed in the ensuing battle.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the worldwide level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

No further details were given and Aliyu said "every possible means" were being employed to rescue them four and arrest the kidnappers.

They were said to have visited Kafanchan to inspect a project being handled by their company.

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A State Department travel advisory for urges U.S. citizens to "reconsider" travelling to Nigeria, warning that "violent crime such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping and rape is common throughout the country".

Kafanchan is about 3-1/2 hours' drive northeast of Abuja.

Parts of the Abuja-Kaduna road have been target locations for kidnappers. Three were released after negotiations, but the other, Ian Squire, was killed.

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