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Cameroon says abducted Chinese likely in Nigeria

Published on May 18, 2014 11:31 PM

YAOUNDE (AFP) - The 10 Chinese workers abducted by Boko Haram gunmen in Cameroon have most likely been taken back across the border to the Nigerian Islamist group's strongholds, a police official said on Sunday.

"We are almost certain that the 10 Chinese have been kidnapped and transferred to Nigeria. We have no fresh news about them," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"The search continues (in Cameroon) but apart from small pieces of information I can't see what could come out of it since the attackers have left the country," he said.

He added that the all the helicopters that might have been used to survey the border area and help with the search were in the capital Yaounde ahead of the May 20 National Day military parade.

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