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9 Nigerians Killed, 1 Chinese Kidnapped in Violent Assault on a Road Construction Site in Niger State

A group of heavily armed Muslim Fulani bandits raided at a road construction site on Monday in the central Nigerian state of Niger. The assailants apparently targeted expatriates and began shooting. Nearby private security forces responded and forced the gunmen to retreat, but not before they grabbed two hostages.  

The Niger State Police Commissioner, Adamu Usman, confirmed that one Chinese national and a Nigerian individual were taken captive by the bandits. Their whereabouts and condition are not known at this time.

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