Connect with us

News

Chinese miners kidnapped in deadly Nigerian raid

Published

on

Chinese nationals among those kidnapped in Niger state

Unknown gunmen in Nigeria carried out a deadly raid on a mine in Niger state, abducting at least four Chinese miners in the process.

According to Niger State Police Commissioner Bala Kuryas, the raid in the Shiroro district resulted in the deaths of at least four police officers, two local vigilantes, and a few soldiers.

For the kidnapped Chinese nationals, a search and rescue operation has started.

Although the perpetrator of the attack is still unknown, Niger is one of the states in Nigeria that is most frequently the target of kidnappings for ransom.

The country’s north-eastern-based islamist militants occasionally collaborate with the abduction groups.

Advertisement

The kidnappers have historically targeted foreign nationals.

Chinese nationals have been more prevalent in Nigeria in recent years, particularly in the mining, building, and agriculture industries.

 

BBC

Advertisement
Advertisement
3 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Copyright © 2016 - 2022 ChronicleNG