Sokoto Po­lice Move to Res­cue Ab­ducted Syr­ian Na­tional

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Mo­hammed Aminu Sokoto State Po­lice Com­mand yes­ter­day said it had in­ten­si­fied efforts to res­cue Syr­ian na­tional who was ab­ducted by un­known gun­men at Lam­bar Mazuru vil­lage in Bodinga lo­cal gov­ern­ment area of the state.

Ad­dress­ing jour­nal­ists at the po­lice head­quar­ters in Sokoto, the Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Cordelia Nwawe, said all efforts were be­ing made to res­cue the ab­ducted for­eigner.

She said the com­mand had al­ready de­ployed fed­eral spe­cial anti robbery squad and the tac­ti­cal team to bring him back to safety.

The PPRO dis­pelled in­sin­u­a­tions mak­ing rounds that the ab­ducted for­eigner had been killed by the gun­men.

“The ab­ducted Syr­ian na­tional is not dead con­trary to ru­mours mak­ing rounds in the state. Our men have swung into ac­tion and are mak­ing real efforts to res­cue him,” she said.

She how­ever, de­clined to make any com­ment on whether the gun­men had de­manded for ran­som.

Ac­cord­ing to her, the three slain po­lice­men were not of­fi­cial es­corts of the ab­ducted for­eigner.

Nwawe dis­closed that the three po­lice­men that were killed by the gun­men had been buried in ac­cor­dance with Is­lamic rites Wed­nes­day night.

She called on the res­i­dents of the state to be vigilant and pro­vide the po­lice with use­ful in­for­ma­tion to en­able it nip crime in the bud.

“As you are aware, there is no crime- free so­ci­ety in the world. Sokoto is one of the safest ter­rains in the North and we are de­ter­mined to keep it safe.

“That is why we are calling on the peo­ple to be alert and help us nip crime in the bud,” she added.

Un­known gun­men had on wed­nes­day killed three po­lice­men and kid­napped one Ab­dul Nasir, an en­gi­neer and a Syr­ian na­tional work­ing with Tri­acta Con­struc­tion Com­pany in Sokoto State.

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