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Australians kidnapped in Nigeria freed

Macmahon CEO Sy van Dyk Source: AAP

The Australian mining firm Macmahon says seven of its employees kidnapped and held hostage in Nigeria have been released.The group, including three Australians, a New Zealander, a South African and two Nigerians, were ambushed on June 22 on the edge of the city of Calabar, in the country's south.Nastasya Tay reports.

The kidnapped victims were Perth engineer Jack Couranz, Peter Zoutenbier of Queensland's Central Coast and Tasmanian project manager Mark Gabbedy, who had worked in Nigeria for a year.

There were a South African, a New Zealander and two Nigerians.

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