Gunmen have kidnapped two expatriates and a Nigerian employee of Triacta Construction Company in Galadima Kogo village of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Niger police commissioner, Adamu Usman, said on Tuesday that the gunmen wearing military uniform came to the village on about 20 motorcycles and attacked workers of the construction firm.
Mr Usman said the incident occurred on Monday along Shiroro-Galadima road.
“The victims were seized by the gunmen who came through Kaduna State on motorcycles, ambushed them along the road they were constructing and took them to the bush.
“They overpowered the policemen on duty and abducted the victims on motorcycles to the bush,” he said.
The police commissioner added that the Command had launched a manhunt to rescue the hostages.
He, however, did not disclose the nationalities and names of the foreigners.
“We have since deployed IGP Intelligence Response Team and Special Technical Squad as well as Armed Anti-Kidnapping Squad to identified areas with a view to rescuing the victims unhurt,” he said.
“We have also reached out to the Commissioner of Police of Kaduna State. We are doing everything humanly possible to rescue the victims unhurt.”