One Canadian, one American kidnapped in Nigeria

A Canadian passport is displayed in Ottawa on Thursday

Mr Aliyu said the gunmen ambushed the vehicle coveying the two foreigners along the Jere-Kargao Road on Tuesday night while they were returning to Abuja from Kafanchan.

Two policemen were on Wednesday killed and two foreigners, an American, and a Canadian, kidnapped in Kaduna State by unknown gunmen.

Kafanchan is about 3-1/2 hours' drive northeast of Abuja.

A US State Department official said that they were "aware of reports of a US citizen kidnapped in Nigeria", but said the department now had no further comment.




Mukhtar Aliyu, confirmed the incident saying the kidnappers killed two police escorts and abducted two Americans and two Canadians. Kidnappings abound in Nigeria, and although they are usually directed towards other Nigerians, those of foreigners are not uncommon.

Global Affairs Canada is aware of the reports of the kidnapping of two Canadian citizens and consular officials in Nigeria are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information, spokesman John Babcock said.

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

Last October, four Britons were abducted in the Niger Delta region.

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