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In Abuja Two Germans shot dead on motorcycle

The victims, who were both engineers with construction company, Julius Berger were reportedly riding on a motorcycle in Abuja when they were gunned down.

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(The Nation)

Two German nationals have lost their lives in Nigeria after being shot, a foreign ministry official has said.

The victims, who were both engineers with construction company, Julius Berger  were reportedly riding on a motorcycle in Abuja when they were gunned down.

“Unfortunately we can confirm that two German nationals were killed in Nigeria last weekend,” a foreign ministry spokesman told AFP.

“The German embassy in Abuja is seeking clarification and is in close contact with Nigerian authorities,” the spokesperson added.

According to German newspaper, Ostseezeitung  both victims, one aged 34 and the other in his mid-50s, had lived in Nigeria for years before their deaths last Saturday.

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