Gunmen kidnap three Chinese workers at hydropower dam project in Niger State kills two local workers.
Written by News Room on January 7, 2022
Gunmen have kidnapped three Chinese workers at a hydropower dam project in Zungeru in the Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State killing two local workers in the process.
According to a statement by police authorities in the state, on Thursday, workers on the hydro-power dam project consisted of some Chinese expatriates and local staff.
The police spokesperson in Niger State, Wasiu Abiodun, said a Chinese expatriate and a local staff were shot while three Chinese expatriates were declared missing after the gun battle.
According to the statement, the two local staff later died in hospital.
Report says that expatriates – meaning foreign workers – have been targeted several times by gunmen in Nigeria over the last few months, as they work on multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects that include mining, railways, airports, and roads.