[Updated]: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Kidnap Canadians, Americans In Kaduna
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted four foreigners – two Americans and two Canadians – in Kaduna State.
Spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, Mr Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed the update to Channels Television on Wednesday, shortly after an earlier interview in which two foreigners were said to have been kidnapped.
According to him, the four expatriates are executing a solar power project in Kafanchan before the incident took place in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.
Mr Aliyu said the gunmen ambushed a vehicle conveying the foreigners along the Jere-Kargao Road on Tuesday night while they were returning to Abuja from Kafanchan.
He added that two policemen who were attached to the vehicle were shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with the kidnappers who later took away the foreigners to an unknown destination.
The Command’s spokesman, however, said operatives of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit have been deployed to rescue the Americans and Canadians, as well as apprehend and arrest their abductors.