Gunmen Kidnap Two Chinese Workers, Kill Police Officer

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Updated July 5, 2019

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Gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese citizens and killed their police guard in southern Nigeria, police said on Friday, the latest of such incident targeting workers from the country.

The Edo State Police Commissioner, Danmallam Mohammed who confirmed the attack to channels television, said that the abduction took place on Wednesday at the town of Utesi in the southern Edo state.

“The Chinese were seized by unknown gunmen who had laid an ambush for them outside the premises of their company,” the officer said.

“The police orderly attached to the Chinese was killed in the operation.”

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He said police have launched a manhunt for the attackers with a view to rescuing the hostages, who were employed at a glass and aluminum firm.

According to him, an investigation is ongoing and the police will make statements as soon as they have more information on the matter.