Two Chinese Mine Workers Kidnapped In Southwest Nigeria
Lagos, April 7 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Apr, 2021 ) :Gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese workers from a gold-mining site in southwest Nigeria and shot their security guards, police said Wednesday, in the latest such incident in the area.
Kidnapping for ransom used to be common in Nigeria's oil-producing south but has lately spread to other parts of the country.
The latest abduction occurred on Monday at Okepa/Itikan village in Osun state, police spokeswoman Yemisi Opalola said in a statement.
The gunmen shot and wounded two private guards attached to the foreigners, and they had been hospitalised, the spokeswoman said.
Their workers have been repeatedly targeted by kidnap gangs.