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Nigeria: Foreign workers abducted in Bauchi state

Gunmen in the Nigerian state of Bauchi have abducted at least six foreign construction workers, in the biggest kidnapping in northern Nigeria in recent times.

A security guard at the Lebanese-owned construction company compound was also shot dead.

No-one has admitted the abductions but the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, has staged a series of attacks in northern Nigeria.

The BBC's Tomi Oladipo reports from Lagos.

  • 17 Feb 2013