Gunmen Abduct Lebanese, Kill Nigerian In Kano

Gunmen have abducted a Lebanese construction worker and killed another man in Kano yesterday morning, a police official said.

The attack and abduction in the country’s second-biggest city comes amid higher than usual security as Nigeria is in the middle of an election season.

“A Lebanese attached to Triacta Construction Company was attacked,” said Haruna Abdullahi, a police spokesman.

The unidentified gunmen also shot one man, Alphonsus Ahmed, who died on his way to hospital, and another, Abdullahi Mohammed, was injured by a bullet, the spokesman said.

He added that police were combing the area looking for the suspects.

A Triacta official declined to comment.

Kidnappings are rampant in Nigeria, where both locals and foreigners are targeted mostly for ransom.

Kano is the economic heart of northern Nigeria, where many foreigners live and work.

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