Syrian abducted in Nigeria freed

Written by on May 23, 2018

A Syrian engineer who was kidnapped last week in northern Nigeria’s Sokoto State has been released, police have said.

Gunmen abducted Abdul Nasir on 16 May while he was on his way to a road construction site outside Sokoto city. Three policemen who tried to rescue him were killed.

“Abdul Nasir was released on Tuesday at about 12:30 am (11:30 GMT) by his abductors,” said Sokoto State police spokeswoman Cordelia Nwawe.


“He was dropped off along Arkilla Road on the outskirts of the city.”

It is unclear who abducted the Syrian or what led to his release.

Ms Nwawe said no ransom had been paid.



Current track



%d bloggers like this: