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Two Killed As Bandits Kidnap 3 Chinese Expatriates At Zungeru Hydro Power Dam in Niger State

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Bandits have kidnapped two Chinese workers at the Zungeru Hydro Power Dam project in Niger, where they also killed two security guards during the operation.

Secretary to Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, confirmed this to journalists in Minna on Wednesday

Also confirming the attack, the Niger State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, said a Chinese expatriate and a local staff were shot while some Chinese expatriates were missing after the security engaged the bandits in a gun duel.

“On 04/1/2022 at about 1630hrs, suspected armed bandits attacked workers of Sino-Hydro Power Dam.

“The workers comprised of some Chinese expatriates and local staff who were attacked while working on transmission line tower along Gussase village.

“However, Police tactical team attached to the facility engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel while four of the expatriates were rescued with one of them and a local staff sustaining bullet injury and taken to hospital for medical treatment.”

He added that: “In the process of scampering for safety during the gun duel, three among the expatriates could not be accounted for presently.”