The Niger State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of a foreign national and a Nigerian by suspected bandits in Rafi local government area of the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adamu Usman, who confirmed the incident to journalists in Minna, said the victims were abducted between Yankila and Regina village at 11:05 a.m. on Monday.
Usman added that the abducted persons are staff of Transparent Construction Company.
The victims, according to the police commissioner, were handling the rehabilitation of the bad portion of the federal road in the area when they were abducted.
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“They have not informed the command of their operations in the state. We only knew their presence in the state due to this incident.
“We have already deployed a team of armed security personnel to rescue the victims,” Usman said.