Two Chinese expatriates kidnapped in Niger state

Written by on January 6, 2022

Two Chinese expatriates, working at the ongoing Zungeru Hydro Electric Power Dam project in Niger State, have been kidnapped from the site they were working.

Reports say one other Chinese National was shot while two of their security guards were killed when armed kidnappers stormed the site and carried out their activity.

The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when the workers were working on the connection of high tension extension from Zungeru Dam to Gusase community in Shiroro Local Government Area of the state.

According to eye witness reports, the armed men arrived at the construction site on motorcycles shooting sporadically to scare the people and carry out the mission unchallenged.

The number of people kidnapped could not be ascertained immediately, as many people including the Chinese expatriates were said to have run into the bush.

However, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the incident but declined to give further information saying he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

Ango Bally           

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