2 Chinese abducted in Nasarawa state regain freedom

Abductors of Gombe Nurse demand N10m ransom
United Bank for Africa

The Police say the two Chinese abducted by gunmen at Ajage Village in Nasarawa Local Government on Aug. 5 have regained freedom.

Spokesman for the police in Nasarawa State, DSP Ismaila Numan, made this known to newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday.

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.

Numan named the freed men as Messrs 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.

Numan 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.


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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.