Kidnapped Chinese National Regains Freedom


News Investigators/ A Chinese national, Peng Chao Zhang, also known as Williams Kaka amongst his business associates, who was kidnapped in Kwara State, north central Nigeria, has regained freedom.

Mr. Zhang had lodged in Cherish Guest House, Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State when he was forcefully abducted by six armed men.

The Police, in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ejire-Adeyemi Toun confirmed the release of the Chinese national on Wednesday.

“The Kwara State Police Command is pleased to announce a significant breakthrough in the recent kidnap incident that occurred in Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State,” it said.

“On the 10th of March, 2024, six armed men forcefully abducted ), a Chinese national who lodged at Cherish Guest House Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, sparking concerns and fear within the community.

“Through diligent and coordinated efforts, the Command’s Tactical Teams and vigilante executed a series of strategic search and investigation leading to the safe rescue of the victim in the early hours of 19th March, 2024.

“The command is pleased to confirm that the victim has since been reunited with his family unharmed.

“This achievement underscores the unwavering commitment of the Kwara State Police Command to ensuring the safety and security of all residents and visitors within the state.

“The Kwara State Police Command, under the undaunted and excellent leadership of the Commissioner of Police, CP Victor OLAIYA (psc+), remains steadfast in pursuing justice and holding accountable, those responsible for such criminal act.

“We urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the authorities promptly,” the PPRO said.


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