Australians, NZealander, South African kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria police say seven workers with Australian mining and engineering giant Macmahon were kidnapped in Akpabuyo district near the capital of Cross River state, CalabarThree Australians, a New Zealander and a South African have been kidnapped along with two locals in Nigeria’s southeast after their vehicle was attacked, officials said on Thursday. The hold-up, in which the driver was shot dead, happened in the Akpabuyo district near the capital of Cross River state, Calabar, at about 7 am (0600 GMT) on Wednesday, Nigerian police said. “The police is currently working with the Nigerian Navy to ensure that the victims are released unharmed,” he added.

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