• Nigeria, April 16, 2018

    A German engineer, working for a construction firm, was kidnapped by a group of five gunmen in the city of Kano in the northern Kano state capital. The assailants opened fire on a vehicle carrying workers to a construction site as they traveled through the city at about 07:45 killing a police officer before kidnapping the foreigner. A police state spokesman confirmed the kidnapping and said that a search operation to find and rescue the German was launched. The German Foreign Ministry in Berlin had no immediate comment. No group has claimed responsibility for the engineer's capture. (news14.com, 16 April 2018)