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JUST IN: Nigerian Army rescues 4 Chinese nationals from pirates

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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A Nigerian military official says four abducted Chinese nationals have been rescued after a gun battle with sea pirates.

Army spokesman Ojo Adelegan said the four expatriates were kidnapped Friday while travelling from Lagos to Ondo state in the south.

Mr Ojo, a major, says the military received a distress call and captured one of the kidnappers. He says some of the Chinese nationals were wounded and all are receiving treatment.

The military declines to give names or other details.

China’s embassy has not yet commented.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria but generally involves no fatalities. Hostages are returned unharmed once money exchanges hands, though a German construction worker was killed in southwestern Nigeria in 2015.

AP

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