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Nigeria: Governor Bello of Niger State Urges Security Agents To Rescue Chinese Workers Kidnapped in the State

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By Sunday Elijah

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Nigeria State, central Nigeria, has urged security personnel to redouble efforts securing abducted Chinese Nationals working at the Sino-Hydro Electric Power Dam Zungeru in the state.

Gov Bello in a message, expressed concern over attack on the workers despite presence of security personnel attached to the facility, saying it would cause setbacks to the Zungeru Dam project which the Federal government has been making efforts to complete in record time.

“It really saddened my heart to hear about this attack. It is even more worrisome to know that lives of the labourers were involved. This action might negatively affect the completion of the Zungeru Dam which is of great significance to the country.

“My heart goes out to the family of the labourers that were killed and those that are injured, I pray that Allah will grant them quick recovery.

While reiterating the need for the security agents to go all out to bring the criminal activities in some parts of the state to the lowest level particularly now that the perpetrators have recently been declared as terrorists by the federal government, he commended the efforts of the security personnel who engaged the terrorists.

Reports say terrorists in their numbers attacked some workers, including Chinese Nationals working on a transmission line tower along Gussase village of the state.

The Police attached to the facility were said to have engaged the terrorists in a gun duel, which led to the killing of three labourers, while two others sustained bullet wounds.

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Four of the workers were secured, but three among the Chinese Nationals were kidnapped.

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