Suspected kidnappers kill 3 policemen, abduct expatriates

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto

Three policemen were yesterday killed and some expatriates whose identities are yet to be known were abducted by unidentified gun men along Sokoto-Bodinga road in Sokoto state.

Eye witness account said the victims  met their waterloo in the morning hours after an exchange of gun fire with police personnel along Bodinga road.

It was gathered that security personnel were swiftly  drafted to strategic locations and major streets for stop and search on vehicles coming in and outside the state.

Reports also revealed that the kidnapped expatriates  were working with an engineering firm,Triacta  Nigeria Limited, the construction firm handling  Sokoto  – Jega – Koko Federal road project.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), of the Command, DSP Cordelia Nwawe who confirmed  the incident,  said investigation was ongoing, assuring that soon the state police command will brief the press on the incident

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