Bandits kill abducted foreign national in Niger
The Niger Police Command, has confirmed the killing of a foreign national, who was reportedly abducted along with a Nigerian by suspected bandits between Yakila and Tegina villages of Rafi local government area of the state.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adamu Usman told news men that at about 12pm, the body of the kidnap victim was recovered by the crack team in Pangu Gari bushes in Gunna district of local government area.
According to him, the Police had conveyed the corpse to Minna General Hospital for autopsy, while investigation is in progress.
Usman added that the crack team had curbed the entire area to rescue the Nigerian victim and arrest the bandits.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Police, told news men that the Command received information on August 17 at 11.05pm, about the kidnap of the two staff of a Kano-based Transparent Construction Company, who were handling road rehabilitation project on behalf of the Federal Roads Management Agency, FERMA.
He also revealed that the company did not inform the Police of its presence in the area.
“The company did not inform the Police of their operations there neither did the company requested to be provided with security.
“We only knew about their presence in the state as a result of this incident and we have already deployed a team of armed security personnel to rescue the victims”, Usman said.