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70 Chinese arrested in Nigeria freed

Updated: 2012-05-25 07:55
By Zhao Shengnan and Zhang Yunbi ( China Daily)

China confirmed on Thursday that some of the Chinese citizens arrested by Nigeria on charges of illegal trading have been released.

Around 70 of the 100 Chinese citizens who were arrested for living or doing business in the country illegally have been released, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said on Thursday.

The Nigerian immigration office recently arrested 45 Chinese traders in the northern city of Kano.

70 Chinese arrested in Nigeria freed