Two Germans kidnapped in northern Nigeria
Two German archaeologists have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Jenjela village area of Kaduna state in the Northern region of Nigeria, Police has confirmed.
A senior police officer from the Kaduna Command of the Nigerian Police force named Aliyu Usman has confirmed the incident and identified the victims as archaeologist Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer.
Breunig and Behringer are reported to be part of a four-man team from the Goethe University of Frankfurt who are working in collaboration with the Nigerian National Commission for Museum and Monuments.
The police chief informed pressmen that the police is doing all it can by collaborating with villagers in a bid to rescue the Germans kidnapped. According to him, “We have launched a manhunt, and we are hoping very soon to have a very good result,” . He also said that the two men had been assigned escorts but instead had opted to use villagers as their escorts.
Eyewitnesses reportedly told newsmen that two, women, believed to Germans were with the men at the time of their attack, Oddly, the two women were not kidnapped.
The Nigerian Vanguard reports that the kidnapping took place at an excavation centre in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
The Two men were said to be working on Nok Art culture before their abduction.