The Police Command in Osun, on Thursday said two Chinese miners kidnapped at a gold mining site at Okepa/Itikan Village, Ifewara, Atakunmosa-West Local Government Area of Osun on Monday, had been rescued.
Police spokesperson in Osun state, SP Yemisi Opalola Olawoyin, said the kidnapped persons were rescued at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
“The Police Command in Osun have rescued the two Chinese miners, Zhao Jian, 33 and Wen, 50, who were kidnapped on April 5, at a gold mining site in Ifewara, Osun state.
“It will be recalled that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, drafted a combined reinforcement of Police Tactical units, JTF, and other security outfits to search and rescue the kidnapped persons.
“It is with great delight to inform members of the public that the kidnapped Chinese nationals were rescued at about 9pm yesterday night (Wednesday) unhurt.
“Meanwhile, efforts are ongoing to arrest their kidnappers,” Olokode concluded.