Gunmen kill foreign tourists, abducts three others in Kajuru Castle

Two foreign tourists have been killed and three others abducted after gunmen armed with dangerous weapons attacked tourist centre, Kajuru Castle Resort, Kaduna at about 2pm on Saturday.

Daily Trust reports that a resident of the area said, “We understand she was gun down from the hill by the kidnappers, who tried to gain entrance into the castle but failed. They took away about five other locals since last night but one person escaped”.

Kaduna state police command spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo, while confirming the incident in a statement, said the gunmen shot sporadically and in the process, shot two persons including a female expatriate to death, and whisked three others away.

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According to police investigation, the victims along with 12 others came from Lagos on a tourism tour, and they organised a party at the Castle located at the Hill Top during which the incident happened.

He added that efforts are being made to rescue those who were kidnapped.


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