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Chinese workers freed in Nigeria, in good health condition
18/1/2007 17:16

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 health condition.
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 police.