Chinese Workers Abducted in Kogi Regain Freedom

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Three Chinese workers kidnapped by gunmen in Kogi state, were yesterday released unhurt, police said.

“I can confirm to you that the abducted Chinese workers have been released. They were freed today through a joint operation by the police and other security agents,” state police spokesman Sola Collins Adebayo told AFP.

According to Adebayo, the hostages who were seized on Friday at a quarry outside the state capital, Lokoja were released unhurt. However, he did not say if any ransom was paid.

The Chinese nationals were, Friday, abducted by the gunmen who killed a policeman in the shootout that ensued between the kidnappers and the policemen guarding the expatriates.

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