WORLD Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in southwest Nigeria

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Two Chinese mine workers kidnapped in southwest Nigeria

AFP

18:22, April 07, 2021

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Gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese workers from a gold-mining site in southwest Nigeria and shot their security guards, police said Wednesday.

The abduction occurred on Monday at Okepa/Itikan village in Osun state, police spokeswoman Yemisi Opalola said in a statement.

She said "a gang of criminals, at about 4 pm., attacked and abducted two Chinese nationals."

"The two men, namely; Zhao Jian, 33, and Wen, 50, were working at a mining site," she said.

The gunmen shot and wounded two private guards attached to the foreigners, and they had been hospitalised, the spokeswoman said.

"The police are on the trail of the perpetrators of the crime."

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