Crime and Security

Gunmen attack Chinese workers, abduct three at Niger State hydropower dam

Gunmen attack Chinese workers, abduct three at Niger State hydropower dam,

 

Gunmen suspected to be terrorists have attacked Chinese workers at the hydropower dam project in Niger State, abducting three of the Chinese and killing two local workers.

The incident occurred at the hydropower dam project in Zungeru, Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State.

A statement by state police command on Thursday said the workers on the hydro-power dam project comprised of some Chinese expatriates and local staff who were attacked while working on a transmission line tower along Gussase village.

The command spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed in a statement that a Chinese expatriate and a local staff were shot while three Chinese expatriates were declared missing after the gun duel.

“Suspected armed bandits on Tuesday afternoon attacked “workers comprised of some Chinese expatriates and local staff” at the Sino-Hydro project in Niger State who were working on a transmission line tower.

“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 two local staff sustaining bullet injury.

“In the process of scampering for safety, during the gun duel, three among the expatriates were abducted. The two local staff died later in hospital,” state police spokesman, Abiodun said in the statement.

In the last few months, gunmen have attacked expatriates several times in Nigeria as they worked on multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects that include mining, roads, railways and airports.

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