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Foreign Engineer Kidnapped In Kogi, Dies In Captivity

A Portuguese civil engineer, who was kidnapped in Kogi state, Nigeria, in October for a ransom has died in captivity, the Nigerian foreign ministry said Friday.

The ministry has received the “sad news of the death, in captivity, of a Portuguese, Mr Jose Machada, an expatriate who was kidnapped along Obajana-Kabba road in Kogi State.”

Machada was seized by armed men while he was inspecting construction work along the road in the central southern part of the country at the end of October.

Two police officers assigned to protect him were killed by the kidnappers.

Kidnappings for ransom have become frequent, with expatriates as the prime target mostly in the oil-producing southeast Delta region over the past decade.

The practice has since spread around Africa’s most populous nation.

People from all social categories have been victims of “express kidnappings”, in which their abductors force them to provide such money as they have before turning to fresh prey.

Many states, including Lagos at the economic heart of the country, have applied the death penalty to criminals convicted of kidnapping.

2 comments:

  1. Heartless peoples their have achieve their goal

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  2. The blood we have shed on this land is too much.how will we. Stand before God?this man came down to construct our bad road n evil doers go for him.when will we ever move forward? Return back to Jehovah n stop this evil act

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