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Abducted German construction worker freed

30 October 2014, 15:15

Ogun- Gunmen have freed a German citizen working for construction firm Julius Berger less than a week after they kidnapped him and killed another German citizen in a raid on their vehicles in Ogun State.

The gunmen attacked the vehicles of a German worker and sub-contractor for a construction company in Ogun state, shooting one dead and kidnapping the other, a senior security source said on Monday.

The attack on the cars carrying the men, who worked with Julius Berger Nigeria but were travelling without their security escorts, occurred on Friday. They were heading to the Ogbere quarry where they worked in Ogun state.

One car was stopped by the gunmen shooting, and when the driver of the other car saw what had happened he attempted to turn around but the attackers also opened fire on that vehicle, killing the German citizen, the security source said.

Police in Ogun state, which lies just outside Nigeria's coastal commercial capital of Lagos, were not immediately available for comment. Julius Berger confirmed the incident but did not mention the nationality of the victims.

- Reuters


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