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In Cross River Kidnapped expatriates released with injuries, ransom paid

Foreign expatriates had stopped going to work at the Mfamosing plant of UniCem following the abduction of their colleagues.

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Suspected militants have released the seven kidnapped workers of MacMahon Construction Company, a contracting firm in the Mfamosing plant of the United Cement Company of Nigeria Limited in Calabar.Punch reports.

The seven of them - five foreigners and two Nigerians, were said to have been released on Sunday, June 26, after an undisclosed amount of money was paid to secure their release.

The armed militants abducted the workers in the Cross River capital last Wednesday on their way to the office and in the process killed the driver of one of the vehicles that conveyed the workers.

Foreign expatriates had stopped going to work at the Mfamosing plant of UniCem following the abduction of their colleagues.

It was gathered the workers were released with injuries.

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β€œAll the seven of them were released in the early hours of today with injuries. Nobody knows why they were injured but they are receiving medical attention,” a source told the newspaper.

Report said the company has become a ghost community since the abduction as workers have become scared to go to work.

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