Gunmen kidnap seven foreigners in north Nigeria, police say


BAUCHI — Gunmen kidnapped seven foreigners and killed a security guard when they stormed the compound of Lebanese construction company Setraco in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state early on Sunday, police said. Among those abducted were a Briton, an Italian, a Greek and four Lebanese workers, including two women, local government chairman Adamu Aliyu and security sources said. It was the worst case of foreigners being kidnapped in the mostly-Muslim north of Africa’s most populous country since…

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