Four Americans And Canadians Kidnapped Regains Freedom

21 January, 2018, 00:42 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Four Americans And Canadians Kidnapped Regains Freedom

Security officers, including an anti-kidnapping unit, have been deployed to the area to ensure the perpetrators are apprehended while the two foreigners are rescued unharmed, he said.

Kidnappers have abducted two Americans and two Canadians in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, killing two police officers, a police spokesman said on Wednesday.

They have been transported to Nigeria's capital, Abuja.

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"All of them are in a good condition of health" and are now in the care of their embassies, he said.

This was even as it said two of the Kidnappers have been arrested and now helping the police in its investigation.

Two of their police escorts were killed during an exchange of fire with the abductors.

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And in another abduction against foreigners, in October, four Britons including a man and his wife working for a Christian charity were kidnapped in the southeastern Delta State.

Kidnappings for ransom are common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway. One was killed while three others were released after negotiations.

A German archeologist and his aide working on an excavation of relics at the popular Nok site were abducted in similar circumstances previous year and were released after some days.

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The foreign nationals were members of an investment team for a solar power project in Kafanchan district in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State Police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told CNN.

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