Published On: Tue, Aug 9th, 2016

Two Abducted Chinese Nationals Regain Freedom

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By Sadiq Umar – The Police say it has secured the release of two Chinese nationals kidnapped by gunmen in Ajage village, Nasarawa State, last weekend.

Acting IGP Ibrahim Idris

Police Spokesman in the State, Umar Nurman said on Tuesday that the men, who are aged 45 and 50 and work for a construction company.

They were held for 24 hours of captivity after they were ambushed.

Mr. Numan added that the victims were released by their abductors following sustained pressure from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Police Mobile Force.

The Police Spokesman named the freed men as Jien Yung and Wen So Ping attached to West African Polaris Investment.

He said the command adopted aggressive intelligence-led policing by deploying conventional police, PMF personal, SARS and local vigilante to comb the suspected hideout of the kidnappers.

“As a result of the extensive and sustained pressure from the search party, the victims were released by their kidnappers at about 6.30 p.m. on Aug. 6,” he said.

They have undergone tests in a hospital in Abuja and appear to be in good health, he added.

Their release followed “extensive pressure from the search party”, Nurman said.

It was unknown whether a ransom had been paid.

 

 

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