Gunmen have kidnapped an Argentinian national near a farm where he
was working in Niger state, police said on Thursday.
Santiago Lopez Menendez was seized on Wednesday in the town of
Machagu as he travelled on the Mokwa to Kontagora road in the west of
the state, said commissioner of police Olusola Amore.
“We normally provide protection for all foreigners working on farms and
elsewhere in the state. But he (Menendez) chose to travel alone on the
bad road without police protection and they kidnapped him,” the
commissioner told AFP.
The foreigner works for Nigerian Flour Mills Plc managing two farms in
the Sunti and Kabbugi districts of Niger state.