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Osun: Kidnappers of 2 Chinese nationals demand for N10m ransom

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Lesley Otu Muosowo

Yet-to-be identified gunmen who abducted two Chinese nationals on Monday at a gold mining site in Osun State, are demanding a ransom of 10 million for their release.

The two Chinese nationals who were abducted at the gold mining site in Ifewara Okepa/Itikan Village, Atakunmosa West Local Government Area of Osun State are Zhao Jian (33), and Wen (50)

According to reports gathered, the gunmen shot and injured two of the private guards who are now receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

The Osun State Police Command had on Tuesday said it has begun a manhunt for abductors.

Speaking on the development, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Yemisi Opalola while featuring on a popular radio program “FrankTalk” on rave FM, on Wednesday said that the abductors of the Chinese miners have demanded for 10 million naira for their release.

Opalola noted that the police is still intensifying efforts towards ensuring that the kidnapped persons are rescued unhurt.

Relating the incident, she said it occurred on April 5, 2021 around 4:00pm, adding that the victims were attacked and abducted by a gang of criminals.’

“The police “is working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victims return safely from the den of their abductors.

“We are working together with other security operatives to ensure the two Chinese miners are rescued.

“We will also ensure that the kidnappers are captured having deployed a police tactical team, including an anti-kidnapping squad, that will help in the rescue mission,” Opalola said.

Meanwhile, she has urged members of the public to help with credible information on the activities of criminal elements in the State.

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