German Expat kidnapped in Nigeria

Posted on July 17, 2014 • Filed under: Africa, Expatriate Kidnapped, Terrorism

Gunmen riding on motorcycles have kidnapped a German national in northeast Nigeria, police say, in the latest violence to hit the area which has come under repeated attacks from Boko Haram militants. “Security agents are working assiduously to track down the kidnappers and free the hostage,” Adamawa police spokesman Othman Abubakar said. A German foreign ministry spokesman told AFP he “was aware of the case” but declined to comment further. Residents in Gombi, roughly 100 kilometres from Yola – the capital of Adamawa state, identified the hostage as an instructor at a government-run technical training centre. They said he was attacked by about 20 gunmen outside his home in the Anguwan Faransa (French quarters) neighbourhood in Gombi as he left for work. Read Article

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