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Gunmen kidnap Argentanian national in Niger state

An Argentinian man identified as Santiago Lopez Menendez has been kidnapped in Niger state. Santiago, who works as an agronomist for the Nigerian Flour Mills Plc and manages two farms in the Sunti and Kabbugi districts of the state, was kidnapped while traveling without his military escort along the Mokwa -Kontagora road in the state yesterday June 24th.

Niger state police commissioner, Olusola Amore, while confirming the incident said "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.” he said

At least 10 patrol vans and a special anti-kidnapping team have been deployed to rescue him.

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