French Worker Kidnapped In Katsina

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A group of 30 gunmen who stormed a residence in Rimi, near Katsina in northern Nigeria where expatriate workers were staying, kidnapped a French citizen after killing two persons, police said Thursday.

“I can confirm the abduction of a French national,” the Katsina state police chief, Abdullahi Magaji, told the French news agency, AFP of the incident late Wednesday.

“The kidnappers numbering about 30 stormed the residence where the engineers of (French company) Vergnet were staying,” he said, adding that a security guard and a neighbour were shot dead in the attack.

The abducted engineer had just returned from a trip outside Nigeria, he addded.

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