Two policemen killed, two foreigners kidnapped in Kaduna

Two policemen were on Wednesday killed and two foreigners, an American, and a Canadian, kidnapped in Kaduna State by unknown gunmen.

17 de enero de 2018, 13:44Abuja, Jan 17 (Prensa Latina) A Canadian citizen and another USA citizen were kidnapped in Nigeria around the town of Kaduna (center-north), the national press reported today.

The two police escorting them were killed by the kidnappers in a gun battle.

"Consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information", he said.

The visitors were heading south from Kafanchan in Kaduna to the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday night when they were ambushed around Kagarko, the Kaduna state police spokesman, Mukhtar Aliyu, said.

He said anti kidnapping unit of the police force has been deployed to track down the kidnappers and rescue the victims.

"The two policemen were killed while the Canadians were abducted" the source maintained.

Last October, four Britons were abducted in the Niger Delta region.

Parts of the Abuja-Kaduna road have been target locations for kidnappers.