Gunmen kill two Germans in Nigeria

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Two German engineers with construction company Julius Berger have been killed in Nigeria, the foreign ministry in Berlin said on Wednesday.

The media reported they were shot dead while on a motorcycle trip.

“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,” he added. The ministry did not release further details, either on the victims or the suspected killers.

Regional German newspaper, Ostseezeitung, said one of the men was aged 34 and the other in his mid-50s.

Originally from the eastern German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, they had lived in Nigeria for years and were on a private trip when they were killed last Saturday, the newspaper added.

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