LAFIA – The Nasarawa State Police Command, has confirmed the abduction of a Syrian engineer, Mr Mah Nagor, by unknown gunmen.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Ismalia Numan, told newsmen in Lafia that Nagor was abducted on Monday at a site in Azara, Awe Local Government Area.
He said the victim is a staff of Rims Construction Company handling the construction of rural roads in the area.
Numan said the gunmen stormed the site and shot sporadically to scare off workers before whisking away the expatriate to unknown destination.
He said that detectives had been deployed on a search and rescue mission to free the engineer.
Numan assured that the command would work round the clock to ensure the release of Nagor.
He appealed to public to furnish the police with useful information that would lead to the release of Nagor.
Reports state that the incident occurred barely two weeks after a Chinese, Mr Chui Fu Long, was abducted but later released by his captors.
Long was working on a water project in Toto local government area when he was abducted.