2 Chinese kidnapped in Nasarawa regain freedom

Two Chinese men abducted by gunmen in Nasarawa state have regained their freedom.

According to the Spokesperson of the Nasarawa state Police Command Ismailia Numan, the two men who were abducted at Ajage Village in Nasarawa Local Government on Aug. 5 were released on Tuesday.

Numan who spoke to journalists in Lafia, the state capital said the victims were released by their abductors following sustained pressure from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Police Mobile Force.

The freed men Jien Yung and Wen So Ping were 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.

The police spokesperson said the victims were taken to hospital for medical checkup.

He said investigation was still on to arrest the kidnappers, adding that the command would continue to strategise on its crime prevention and control methods.

Numan said that the command would strive to reduce crime rate in the state to the barest minimum.

“The command will continue to look forward to the support of members of the public in the onerous task as security is everybody’s business,” he said.

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