Gunmen abduct Canadians in Kaduna, kill their aides

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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday abducted two Canadian nationals along the Kargako-Kafanchan road in Kaduna.

That was after they had killed two police officers detailed to provide security to the Canadians.

The officers were shot by the gunmen while on their way to Kafanchan to inspect a project being handled by their company.

A staff of the company said the Canadians, along with the two police escorts had left Kafanchan for Abuja through Kagarko when the gunmen ambushed them.

“They came to Kafanchan to inspect a project, but on their way back, the gunmen ambushed and opened fire on them.

“The two policemen were killed instantly, while the Canadians were abducted,” he said.

Already, the Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the incident that happened in Kagarko Local Council of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Aliyu Muktar, said that the security details attached to the foreigners were killed during a shootout between them and the kidnappers.

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His words: “It happened yesterday around 7 pm as they were coming from Kafanchan to Abuja. As we speak, the police command is doing everything possible to save the abducted persons.

“The Commissioner of Police, Agyola Abeh, has directed the Assistant Commissioner Operations to immediately go there.

“The anti-kidnapping unit and other special task force have been dispersed to the area to mount surveillance.”