By Moses Kolo/Mohammad Tijjani
Kidnappers have killed two Nigerian policemen and kidnapped two Americans and two Canadians in Kaduna state.
The foreigners have been kidnapped on Kwoi-Jere street in Kagarko Local Government Area on their method to Abuja from Kafanchan and Kaura. They have been ambushed round 7:00 PM on Tuesday.
Kidnapping is rife within the Kaduna axis of the nation and regardless of efforts by the police in flushing out suspects, it continues.
Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman for the Kaduna state police, has confirmed the newest kidnapping.
Kafanchan is about Three-1/2 hours’ drive northeast of Abuja.
“The two police escorts attached to them engaged the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in the unfortunate death of the two police officers,” Aliyu mentioned.
A spokesman for the United States Embassy in Nigeria declined to remark. The Canadian overseas service didn’t instantly reply to an e-mail requesting remark.
In October, kidnappers took 4 Britons in Delta state within the south. Three have been launched after negotiations, however the different, Ian Squire, was killed.
The Abuja-Kaduna street has lengthy been a hang-out for kidnappers. Last February, two German archaeologists have been kidnapped within the area, although have been later freed.