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Four Turkish nationals have been abducted in western Nigeria.

The four, who are construction workers, were kidnapped by gunmen at a bar in Kwara State.

An operation to try to rescue them is underway. No group has admitted carrying out the abductions.

Last week pirates attacked a cargo ship off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped ten Turkish sailors.

Their fate remains unknown.

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, with foreigners and high-profile Nigerians frequently targeted.

In April, a prominent politician and his daughter were abducted on a highway in Kaduna State.

They were released after a ransom was paid.

SourceBBC NEWS

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