A Syrian engineer kidnapped on Monday morning in Nasarawa State has been released, Daily Trust learnt. He was released by his captors on Wednesday evening.
Information was still sketchy at the time of filing this storu but Daily Trust learnt that Engr. Mah Fath Nagor, who was kidnapped on site of a state government road construction project, was released in the woods following negotiations between the management of Rim Construction Company and the abductors.
He was released unharmed, sources said.
State police spokesman, ASP Umaru Ismaila did not confirm, nor deny the information, saying “I cannot confirm that.”
State government officials were not immediately available to confirm the release.
Seven gunmen had stormed the construction site and kidnapped the Syrian national, Engr. Nagor heading off to an unknown destination last Monday.
The site engineer was inspecting a project to construct a culvert and other water channels on a state government funded Adudu-Azara Road when he was kidnapped by seven gun-wielding men who fired several shots in the air to scare off people, the police and the the state government had said.
Official reports to the police and the state government by the management of Rim Construction Company, the contractors of the project on which the expatriate was working with his team of site workers, said the victim was kidnapped by 9:30am of that Monday, barely two hours of resumption to the site after the weekend.
Unconfirmed reports said the suspected kidnappers, who bore sophisticated guns screamed at a site worker who tried to peep from his hiding, warning him against trying to get their identity.
“They screamed at one of the site workers, who tried to take a look at them, from his hiding,” a source who craved anonymity said.
The kidnap is the second in the state, in about two weeks, the other being a Chinese engineer, Cui Fu Long X on site in Toto, headquarters of Toto on February 23. The Chinese has long been released.
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