Chinese workers freed in Nigeria, in good health condition
The five kidnapped Chinese telecoms workers, who were released safely
yesterday night, are basically in good health condition, Chinese sources in
Lagos said today.
The sources told Xinhua "after 13 days of intense work, the
five compatriots are finally released."
After an initial medical examination,
doctors said that the five workers are physically weak but basically in good
The workers told a Xinhua correspondent that they have not
taken bath in the past two weeks.
They will arrive in the Nigerian capital
Abuja on Thursday morning, the sources said.
In Beijing today, the Chinese
Foreign Ministry thanked the Nigerian side for their support and assistance in
securing the release of the kidnapped Chinese workers.
The five Chinese
workers were kidnapped on Jan. 5 by armed robbers from their residence in
Rumuakunde Emouha, a village about 35 km away from Port Harcourt, the capital of
Nigeria's south state of Rivers.
The Chinese government sent a team to
Nigeria to coordinate the rescue operation with the Nigerian government and