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Two Chinese Nationals kidnapped at a mining site in Taraba

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed one person and kidnapped two Chinese individuals at a mining site at Arufu community in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The incident was said to have taken place on Monday night.

Mr David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, confirmed the incident to Journalists on Wednesday.

Hes said the police were on top of the situation and have already begun a manhunt for the fleeing bandits with a full-scale investigation ongoing. He also noted that two abducted foreigners were staff of a mining company in the state.

He added that several others who sustained various degrees of injury while scampering for safety have been taken to various health facilities within the community for treatment.

The said community is a boundary town between Benue and Taraba States and has been in the news for attacks arising from mining activities in the area.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, no contact has been established with the abductors to know what their demands are.

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