Kid­napped Chinese work­ers re­leased

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Two Chinese na­tion­als kid­napped by gun­men near Nige­ria’s cap­i­tal Abuja last weekend have been re­leased. The men, aged 45 and 50 and work­ing for a con­struc­tion com­pany, were held for “24 hours of cap­tiv­ity” af­ter they were am­bushed, po­lice spokesper­son Umar Nur­man said. They have un­der­gone tests in an Abuja hos­pi­tal and ap­pear to be in good health. Their re­lease fol­lowed “ex­ten­sive pres­sure from the search party”, Mr Nur­man said. It was un­known whether a ran­som had been paid.

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