The Kano State Police Command has launched a manhunt for the suspected kidnappers of a Lebanese national around the Tudun Wada area of the state.
Confirming the incident, spokesman for the command, Magaji Majia, said the construction worker was snatched by gunmen at about 8 am on Saturday, November 10.
ChannelsTV reports that the Lebanese engineer, known as Mr. Ameer had been supervising construction work on the Kano to Plateau expressway when gunmen stormed the site, shot dead a police officer attached to the victim, before abducting him.
In a related development, the police in Zamfara State have confirmed the rescue of a four-year-old child and arrest of three persons in connection with his kidnapping.
In a statement, the Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Muhammad Shehu stated that the suspects had earlier collected a ransom of one million naira from the relations of the child.