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Two German men kidnapped in Nigeria's Abia State

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Gunmen in Nigeria have kidnapped two German men in the country's oil-producing south-east.

The men, aged 45 and 55, were abducted while at a river beach in Abia State.

The abduction is the second of foreign workers in Nigeria in the last 10 days. No group has said it carried out the latest kidnapping.

One of the men works in Port Harcourt, the capital of the neighbouring Rivers State, while the other came from Lagos, the AFP news agency reports.

The German foreign ministry said it was looking into the incident.

Hundreds of kidnappings are reported in the oil-rich Niger Delta every year. Most victims are released unharmed, some only after a ransom is paid.



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