Briton, Italian kidnapped in northwestern Nigeria: police
A Briton and an Italian working for a construction firm have been kidnapped in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday, but a ransom had not been demanded and details remained unclear.
"Two construction engineers, a Briton and an Italian working for a foreign construction company, B. Stabilini, were kidnapped from their lodge in Birnin Kebbi last night by unknown men," said state police commissioner Adamu Hassan.
"The kidnappers have not established any contact with us and have so far not demanded for any ransom."
According to the commissioner, a large amount of cash in the lodge where the two expatriates working for the Italian firm were staying was not taken.
© 2011 AFP