Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Sokoto, kidnap expatriate

Gunmen kill 3 policemen in Sokoto, kidnap expatriate

- The insecurity in the nation reared its ugly head again in Sokoto state

- Unknown gunmen kidnapped an expatriate, Abul Nasir, working with a construction company

- The bandits also three policemen attached to the expatriate

A Syrian national, Abul Nasir, working with a construction company was on Wednesday, May 16, kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Sokoto state.

The bandits were said to have also killed three policemen attached to the expatriate.

Cordelia Nwawe, Sokoto state command’s Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident to journalists in the state.

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According to her, the incident occurred about 7:20am at the company’s quarry site at Lambar Mazaru village in Bodinga local government area of the state.

She said the police had commenced investigation into the issue with a view to releasing the abducted Syrian national and arresting the culprits.

The company’s security men guarding the quarry said four hoodlums, who drove in a car with tinted glasses, attacked the place. They said the gunmen opened fire on the policemen immediately they arrived the quarry and kidnapped Nasir, who was the manager of the site.

Bodies of the affected policemen have since been removed and deposited in a mortuary at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.

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Meanwhile, the West African Action Network on Small Arms, Nigeria chapter (WAANSA Nigeria) has lauded the efforts of the IGP Ibrahim Idris in his nationwide quest to mop up small arms and light weapons across the country.

President of WAANSA Nigeria, Jephthah Asimole, gave the commendation in Abuja after an inaugural meeting of his organisation with the small arms unit of ECOWAS on Thursday, May 3.

Asimole said relevant civil society groups like WAANSA Nigeria were ready to liaise with the Nigeria police in the mop up of small arms across the country particularly in the area of commencing an immediate inventory of recovered illegal arms from non-state actors.

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Source: Naija.ng

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