🔔Two Chinese Nationals Kidnapped in Nigeria’s North West State of Niger while working on site at the Zungeru hydropower electric Power Project.

Two security personnel at the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project site have been killed by gunmen

The bandits were said to have stormed the dam site on motorcycle in large number shooting sporadically to scare the people around.

According to an eye witness,two Chinese workers at the dam site have been abducted, while one other was shot.

Two Chinese Nationals Kidnapped in Nigeria

The incident the source added had forced people and dam workers to disperse into nearby bush for safety

Secretary to Niger State Government Ahmad Matane has confirmed the kidnapping of the Chinese workers

Ahmad Matane could not ascertain the number of people killed as well as casualties as a result of the attack by the gunmen

http://www.free-africa-tv.com gathered that a delegation of Niger State Government led by the Secretary to Niger State Government, Ahmad Matane, Commissioner For Local Government Affairs and Internal Security Emmanuel Umar as well as Security Agencies visited the scene of the incident for an assessment

Meanwhile, The Police in Niger State has said that Joint Police/Military tactical teams have already launched an aggressive manhunt to rescue abducted expatriates

The Police in a statement by Police Public Relations Officer Wasiu Abiodun confirmed that the gunmen had attacked workers while working on transmission line tower along Gusase village in Bosso Local Government Area of Niger State

The statement adds that Police tactical team attached to the facility engaged the gunmen in a gun duel

Four of the expatriates were rescued along with a local staff who has been taken to a health facility for attention

The statement adds that the other expatriates could not be accounted for as people dispersed into bush for safety

Also, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has expressed concern on how bandits killed two construction workers and also abducts two Chinese Nationals despite security presence

Governor Abubakar Bello described the situation as disturbed and unfortunate as the situation might affect the pace of the construction of the Hydroelectric Power Project

The Chief Security Officer urged security agencies to redouble their efforts in ensuring successful rescue of the abducted workers

The Governor has condoled the families of workers who were killed at the scene of the incident on Tuesday afternoon

He prayed Almighty Allah to grant the death eternal rest,and wish those who sustained injuries quick recovery