Gunmen Kidnap Six Workers Including Two Foreigners In Bauchi

IGPSix workers including two foreigners have been kidnapped by gunmen at a Lebanese-owned construction site in northern Nigeria. According to the Police, the gunmen also shot dead their security guard.

“There was an attack on the Setraco construction company site in Jama’are town (in Bauchi State) by unknown gunmen. Six company staff, including two expatriates, were kidnapped,” the state Commissioner for Police, Mohammed Ladan said of the incident late Saturday.

“They killed the security guard at the site. We are still working to establish the nationalities of the two expatriates,” he quoted as saying.

Ladan also added that the same gunmen had earlier attacked the prison and a police station in Jama’are, which lies about 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the state capital Bauchi city, but were repelled.