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Two Chinese kidnapped in Nasarawa

06 August 2016, 16:18

Lafia - The police in Nasarawa State say two Chinese attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

Police Public Relations Officer Ismail Noman told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lafia that, XJieng AI Jung, 50 and Wenso Ping, 45, were ambushed by unknown gunmen at about 2.28pm on the their way to Abuja.

He said that although the gunmen, wielding sophisticated weapons, were still at large, the police had begun investigation to track them.

According to him, security operatives in collaboration with vigilance groups, local hunters and community leaders have also been involved in the search.

Also read: Gunmen kidnap Osun Permanent Secretary, director, driver

He said security operatives had been deployed in the forests and bush around the area to arrest the suspects and rescue the victims.

“The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, has directed that the search operation team should do everything possible to ensure that the victims are rescued,” he said.

Noman explained that the police had also increased stop and search activities across the state borders as part of security measures.

He called on the people of the state to be law-abiding, respect the constituted authority and report any suspected person in their domain to any nearest police station.



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