Kidnappers kill 2 cops, abduct 2 Canadians, 2 Americans

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    Dr Ian Squire: Briton kidnapped and killed in Burutu Delta state
    Kidnappers strike once more. Above File photograph: Dr Ian Squire: Briton kidnapped and killed in Burutu Delta state in November 2017

    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.

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