Kidnapped Chinese Expatriates have regained freedom – Police

IGP Adamu Mohammed

By Oginyi Ruth

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have rescued the two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped at a construction site around Uburu Ohauzara last Thursday.

WARRI TODAY had reported that expatriates abducted by arms wielding gunmen at about 3:30pm last Thursday while working at a road construction site by suspected herdsmen.

The two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, who are both males, are staff of Tongyi Group of Companies in charge of the construction of road connecting Ivo River at the boundary between Ebonyi and Enugu state.

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The spokesperson of the Ebonyi State Police Command, DSP Loveth Odah, confirmed their rescue to journalists in Abakaliki on Sunday.

Odah, who could not confirm if any ransom was paid, said the victims were rescued unhurt.

“The Chinese nationals that were kidnapped on the 24th of April, 2019 were abandoned by the kidnappers and rescued by the police operatives due to the pressure mounted on the kidnappers.

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“According to the victims, they said that they felt that they were not so far from the place they were kidnapped but due to the thickness of the forest, they could not see it.

“Every time they felt police presence around them, the kidnappers would shift them to another place. Like I told you, the place is a thick forest. It’s the river between Ivo Local Government Area and Uburu community; it’s also the boundary between Aninri area of Enugu State and Ebonyi State.”


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