Canadians, 2 Americans reportedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

Canadians, 2 Americans reportedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

Canadians, 2 Americans reportedly Kidnapped in Kaduna

"They engaged in a fierce gun battle with the two police escorts attached to the expatriates, who unfortunately lost their lives", he added.

Two police escorts were also killed in a shootout with the kidnappers, who emerged from hiding to attack the convoy.

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed two policemen and abducted four foreigners in Kagarko local government area of Kaduna State.

Global Affairs Canada spokesman John Babcock said Canadian officials were aware that two citizens were reportedly abducted.

Canada can not release further details on the case due to privacy concerns, Babcock said.

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"An American and a Canadian were ambushed by unknown gunmen around Kagarko on their way from Kaduna to Abuja around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday".

The U.S. State Department said before the number of people believed kidnapped was raised that it knew of reports involving an American citizen.

Aliyu says the American and Canadian are investors setting up solar stations in villages around Kafanchan in Kaduna state.

A State Department travel advisory for urges USA citizens to "reconsider" travelling to Nigeria, warning that "violent crime such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, kidnapping and rape is common throughout the country". Last February, two German archaeologists were abducted in the region, though were later freed.

The Abuja-Kaduna road has always been a haunt for kidnappers.

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