Saturday, 6 August 2016

Gunmen Kidnap 2 Chinese Nationals in Nasarawa State, Nigeria

The Nigeria Police, Nasarawa Command confirms that two Chinese nationals attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa state.

The Police Public Relations Officer Ismail Noman said on Saturday in Lafia that, XJieng AI Jung, 50 and Wenso Ping, 45, were ambushed by unknown gunmen at about 2.28p.m. on the their way to Abuja. He said that although the gunmen, wielding sophisticated weapons, were still at large, the police had begun investigation to track them. 

According to him, security operatives in collaboration with vigilante groups, local hunters and community leaders have also been involved in the search of the victims. He said security operatives had been deployed in to the forests and bush around the area to arrest the suspects and rescue the victims. “The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, has directed that the search operation team should do everything possible to ensure that the victims are rescued,’’ he said. 

Mr. Noman further explained that the police had also increased stop and search activities across the state borders as part of security measures. He called on the people of the state to be law-abiding, respect the constituted authority and report any suspected person in their domain to any nearest police station. 

Culled from: Vanguard Newspaper

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