Foreign workers kidnapped in Nigeria
on 17/02/2013 12:03:36
The attack happened in Bauchi state overnight.
Police spokesman Hassan Muhammed told the Associated Press that the attack first targeted a prison in the area.
Those kidnapped were from Britain, Italy, Greece and Lebanon, local government chairman Adamu Aliyu told the AP.
Mr Muhammed said the attackers then went to the construction company Septraco, where they killed a guard and kidnapped the foreign workers.
Nigeria's predominantly Muslim north has been under attack by the radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram in the last year-and-a-half. The country's weak central government has been unable to stop the group's bloody guerrilla campaign of shootings and bombings.