Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria

He said that the abduction, which occurred Wednesday morning was reported to the police by villagers.

Local media said the two were abducted while their Nigerian colleagues - two women - were left unharmed.

The German professor and his associate were kidnapped at Jenjela village near Kaduna on Wednesday.

One is the chief archaeologist of a team of four from the University of Frankfurt, Germany, and the other is his assistant. "They were kidnapped at one of the excavation centres in Jenjela site in Kagarko Local Government Area".

Kagarko, which shares a boundary with federal capital territory (FCT), has recorded different cases of kidnapping along the area in recent times.

The two german nationals were abducted on Thursday afternoon around Kaduna State-Abuja axis, a security source in Abuja who is closely following the situation has told SaharaReporters.

"They started coming one by one, the first two came with machetes, then others came with heavy guns".

"When the kidnappers realised that the two men were following them, they turned and opened fire, killing the hunter and the other man".

"There were many people at the site who were working so they ordered us to lie facing down and shot into the air in order to scare us‎".

Police say there have been no ransom demands or contact from the kidnappers.

He said a member of the team, a hunter, whose phone had been snatched by the kidnappers, asked others to go after the attackers.

The abductors were said to be heading towards Abuja when they suddenly veered off back to an unknown location in Kaduna State for the fear of being trailed.

  • Leroy Wright