German Abducted By Gunmen In Adamawa

A German has been abducted by some unidentified gunmen in Gombi town, Adamawa State, the State Police Command has confirmed.

The gunmen numbering about ten stormed the town on five motorcycles, Wednesday morning, in an incident security sources and local residents said occurred at about 6:45 a.m. local time at Anguwan Faransa area of the town.

The abducted German, the principal in charge of a Government Technical Skill Acquisition Centre in the town, according to reports, was on his way to work when the incident happened.

A resident of the town, Mr Joseph Ga’anda said that the man, whose name he gave as Mr Fisch, is a very popular figure in the town, reports Vanguard.

“The abductors laid siege on his house, they were alleged to have slept near his house or came in the wee hours, because we saw their abandoned blankets near the house.

“The gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram,had came on motorcycles. And as soon as the man came out and was about to get into his car, two persons on foot approached him and pointed a gun at him.

“They now called the two other sets of people on motorcycles who approached them and they carried him away on their motorcycle,” Mr Ga’anda has said.

“Almost everybody in this town knows him because he helps us a lot, especially in the area of repairing the town’s water bore holes. Most of the time he uses his own money to buy equipment and repair our boreholes,” he added.

The German Embassy in Abuja however told reporters when contacted, that it was not yet aware of the incident.