The foreigners were taken to the capital, Abuja, Kaduna state police escorts ni Mukhtar Aliyu said. The Americans and Canadians have not been identified. One suspect was arrested in connection with the kidnapping and police were on the trail of remaining suspects, Abeh said.
Two German archaeologists were seized at gunpoint last year less than 60 miles northeast of Abuja and later freed unharmed. Aliyu earlier said they are investors setting up solar stations.
Most Popular. Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the four in the Kagarko local government area Friday night after a major manhunt, state police commissioner Agyole Abeh said. Gunmen ambushed the four Tuesday as they traveled from Kafanchan in Kaduna state to Abuja. Two police escorts were killed in what police called a simcoe leeds escorts gun battle.
Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway.