The police on Thursday confirmed the abduction of a Chinese national, Ren Dajun, a staff of a construction company, in Zamfara State.
Police spokesperson in the state, Mohammed Shehu, said Mr Dajun works with one of the construction companies in Birnin Tudu Village, in Bakura Local Government Area of the state.
He said he was abducted on Wednesday at about 2p.m by unidentified persons at a bush near an irrigation scheme in Amumu village in the local government area.
“The command’s Search and Rescue team and Anti-kidnapping Squad have embarked on coordinated bush, combing with a view to rescue the Victim hale and hearty, and also to arrest the assailants”, Mr Shehu said.
The police spokesperson urged residents to be more conscious of their security and report strange and suspicious elements to the police.
Zamfara has been battling with armed banditry for months from which several deaths have been recorded.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...