May 16, 2018

Police confirms killing of 3 cops, kidnapping of Syrian national in Sokoto



Sokoto state police command has confirmed the killing of three policemen and kidnapping of an expatriate, Abul Nasir, a Syrian national working with Triacta Construction Company in the state.

Command’s Public Relations Officer, Cordelia Nwawe, told the Newsmen on Wednesday that the incident occurred at about 7. 20 a.m at company’s quarry site  at Lambar Mazaru village in Bodinga Local Government Area.


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

She said the police had commenced investigation into the issue with a view to releasing the abducted Syrian national and arresting the culprits.

They said the gunmen opened fire on the policemen immediately they arrived the quarry.

They said the kidnapped expatriate was the manager of the site.