Monday, February 18, 2013

8 foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria

8 foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria

Unknown gunmen kidnapped eight foreign workers from a Lebanese construction company in northeastern Nigeria and killed a guard on duty, local authorities said on Sunday.

The Chairman of Jama'are Local Government Area in Bauchi State Adamu Aliyu  reported that the eight people kidnapped in the Setraco Construction Company are expatriates.

The state police earlier said seven foreign workers were kidnapped, without disclosing their identities.

Aliyu said the kidnapped workers include one from Britain, one from Greece, one from Italy and five from Lebanon. A woman and a girl are among the Lebanese kidnapees.

Aliyu said the attack took place at 2:15 a.m. local time on Sunday. Describing the incident as "very unfortunate," the official advised residents of the area to remain calm and cooperate with the security operatives in order to fish out the culprits.

No arrests have been made while investigations are underway.


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