The Niger State Police Command has confirmed the disappearance of three Chinese expatriates working at the Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project in Wushishi local government area of the State.
The police spokesman in the state, Wasiu Abiodun, said the Chinese expatriates were declared missing after a gun battle with unknown assailant in which two security guards were killed on Tuesday.
One of the expatriates and a local staff were also shot in the attack and are currently receiving treatment at an hospital.
An eye witnesses said the abducted Chinese expatriates. were working on a transmission line tower in Gussase village when the bandits pounced on them.
“Three among the expatriates could not be accounted for presently,” the police spokesman said.
The spokesman disclosed that a joint team of security agents have been dispersed in search of the hoodlums in order to rescue the abducted expatriates.
The Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project is a 700 megawatts (940,000hp) hydroelectric power plant under construction in Niger State.