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Gunmen kill three policemen, kidnap Syrian national in Sokoto

The Sokoto State Police Command has confirmed the killing of three policemen and abduction of an expatriate, Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Cordelia Nwawe, told newsmen on Wednesday that the incident occurred at about 7.20 a.m at the company’s quarry site at Lambar Mazaru village in Bodinga Local Government Area.

According to Nwawe, the three policemen guarding the premises were confirmed dead in the hospital, while the expatriate was taken to unknown place.

The police spokesman said the gunmen opened fire on the policemen immediately they arrived the quarry.

She said, “The police have commenced investigation into the issue with a view to releasing the abducted Syrian national and arresting the culprits.”

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