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Gunmen Kidnap Lebanese staff, kill one in Kano

By News desk

Hours after Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Kano State Gubernatorial election inconclusive, gunmen have abducted a Lebanese worker in the state.

Confirming the attack on Tuesday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Haruna, the kidnapped worker, Sagir Ahmed, was working with Triactor Construction Company when he was kidnapped at Dangi by Zoo road roundabout.

Haruna explained that two people who were with the victim at the time of the incident were shot by the gunmen.

“One of the victims has died in Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital while the other one is currently receiving treatment from a bullet wound,” he said, adding that the command’s search and rescue team has already commenced an investigation into the kidnap.

Kidnapping has been on the rise in the North in recent years, particularly in rural areas with inadequate security provision.

In April last year, gunmen kidnapped a German construction engineer in Kano after killing his police escort in an attack the police blamed on a gang of armed robbers.

Abductees are often released within days if the ransom is paid but residents say they can be killed if no money is forthcoming.

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