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05 juill. 2019 | 20h55 UTC

Nigeria: Two Chinese nationals abducted in Edo state July 3

Nigeria Alerte de sécurité

Gunmen abduct two Chinese nationals in near Benin City (Edo state) on July 3; one policeman killed in the attack

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/7/2019, 12h00 until 10/7/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Benin City


Officials confirmed on Friday, July 5, that unidentified gunmen abducted two Chinese nationals outside Benin City (Edo state) on Wednesday, July 3. According to local reports, the assailants also killed a policeman in the assault. The whereabouts of the workers remain unknown as of Friday.

Further such attacks and kidnappings targeting foreign nationals are possible in the region over the near term.


Individuals in Nigeria, especially in Edo state, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant, report suspicious objects and behavior to police, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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