Four kidnapped Chinese nationals rescued in Nigeria

Four abducted Chinese nationals have been rescued in southern Nigeria following a gunfight between their abductors and the military, an army spokesman confirmed on Saturday.

The Chinese nationals were kidnapped Friday by suspected sea pirates in a riverine area of Nigeria’s southwestern state of Ondo, said Ojo Adelegan, the army spokesman.

Adelegan said some of the Chinese were hurt by their kidnappers and are receiving treatment in a local hospital.

They were traveling to Ondo from the nation’s commercial hub Lagos when they were kidnapped.
The military official said one of the abductors has been arrested, while the rest fled with bullet wounds.