The President of France, Francois Hollande has revealed that al-Qaeda, the global terror network founded by Osama Bin Laden, is behind the kidnap of a French national in Nigeria days ago.
A group of gunmen, numbering about 30, have broken into a well guarded compound in Katsina, in Northwest Nigeria, and have seized a French man working as an engineer in the city which is the capital of Katsina, the home state of former resident Umaru Yar’adua whose death led to President Jonathan’s ascension to the Presidency.
Two locals were killed in the attack, while a police man was injured.
A similar incident happened in Sokoto State earlier this year when a group affiliated with al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) kidnapped a Briton, Chris McManus and an Italian, Franco Lamolinara who like the French man were working on an engineering project in Kebbi state at the time of their kidnap.
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