Gunmen Attack and Kill Army Officers, Kidnap Koreans

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The army said they are tracking the gunmen.

PORTHARCOURT, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – A convoy of an oil servicing company in Nigeria’s southern Rivers state were ambushed and two South Korean workers kidnpped, while four soldiers were killed.

The attack was carried out by yet to identified gunmen

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The convoy was attacked on Tuesday around the Ahoada/Abua axis, along the East-West road in the state.

The Koreans were among workers of Daewoo Engineering and Company – a South Korean firm – who were being escorted to work by the Nigerian soldiers.

Two drivers were also reportedly killed in the ambush.

The Nigerian army has since confirmed the killing of the soldiers and the abduction of the expatriates.

The military is tracking down the attackers to secure the two abducted workers”, army spokesperson, Major JohnahIn a statement, Major Jonah Danjuma, an army spokesperson, said

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The army blamed suspected militants for the attack but there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Abductions for ransom are frequent across Nigeria.

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