Nigeria military rescues 4 Chinese nationals from pirates in fierce battle

Nigeria military rescues 4 Chinese nationals from pirates in fierce battle

A Nigerian military official says four abducted Chinese nationals have been rescued after a gun battle with sea pirates.

Army spokesman Maj. Ojo Adelegan says the four expatriates were kidnapped Friday while travelling from Lagos to Ondo state in the south.

He says the military received a distress call and captured one of the kidnappers. He says some of the Chinese nationals were wounded and all are receiving treatment.

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