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Abducted Lebanese worker killed in Kano

A kidnapped Lebanese construction engineer has been found dead in the bush in Kano state, a police spokesman said Friday.

His body was found by locals near Yansango village on the outskirts of Kano City said police spokesman, Abdullahi Haruna.

“The body of the expatriate engineer was discovered by villagers in the bush and the police were notified,” he told AFP, adding that “he was confirmed dead at Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital, where the body was taken for autopsy.”

Haruna, who said an investigation was under way, did not say whether the kidnappers had made any ransom demand.

Four gunmen abducted the Lebanese at a road construction site in Kano on Tuesday morning, in an attack that left one construction worker dead and another injured.

The engineer was supervising work on the site at the time.

In April last year, gunmen seized a German engineer in Kano after killing his police escort, days after a Syrian businessman was killed by gunmen who abducted his teenage son.

The German was held for several weeks before being released.