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Gunmen kill policemen, abduct Chinese expatriates in Sokoto

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Gunmen kill policemen, abduct Chinese expatriates in Sokoto

No fewer than three policemen were shot dead yesterday while some Chinese expatriates were abducted by yet to be identified gunmen along the Sokoto- Bodinga road in Sokoto State.

 

According to an eyewitness, who did not want his name in print, the victims were killed during an exchange of gunfire with the hoodlums. In a swift reaction to the incident, security personnel were yesterday drafted to strategic locations and major streets in the area, where they carried out ‘stop and search’ on vehicles coming in and out of the state.

 

It was also gathered that the kidnapped Chinese expatriates were working with an engineering firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited, the construction firm handling the Sokoto-Jega-Koko federal road project.

 

However, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, Cordelia Nwawa, said investigation into the incident was ongoing and that very soon the state police command would brief the press on the incident.

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