Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

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Kenny Thornton | 20 January, 2018, 18:54

The incident happened at Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.

He said "One suspect has been arrested in connection with the abduction of the four expatriates".

The Inspector-General of police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), on Saturday said it has rescued two Americans and two Canadians kidnapped on Tuesday along Jere-Kagarko Road in Kaduna State.

"I can not confirm if there have been negotiations or a ransom paid", Aliyu added. "It was the efforts of the police through the directives of the Inspector General of Police that led to their release", he said.

The foreigners were ambushed by unknown gunmen on their way from the town of Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital Abuja, Mukhtar Aliyu, a spokesman for the Kaduna state police, said by telephone.

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

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

The Americans and Canadians have not been publicly identified.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted.

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

Olukoya reported from Lagos, Nigeria.

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