Two foreign miners who were kidnapped at a mining site in Ifewara, Osun State have regained their freedom, Naija News reports.
It was reported on Monday, April 5 that some unknown gunmen stormed Okepa/Itikan village, a gold mining site in Ifewara, Atakunmosa West Local Government Area of Osun State and abducted two Chinese men, Messrs Zhao Jian and When.
Two private guards of the kidnapped victims were said to have sustained gun wounds during the Monday evening attack. However, reports reaching Naija News at this time confirmed that the foreign mining experts have been released.
The State Police Command had said on Wednesday that the kidnappers demanded N10 million as ransom. However, a statement from the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, on Thursday, confirmed that the Chinese were rescued at about 9 pm on Wednesday.
Opalola said: “Efforts is ongoing to arrest the devil in human clothing.
“The Commissioner of Police enjoined members of the public to support, cooperate, and collaborate with the Police in fighting crimes to bring it down to the barest minimum, by providing us with credible and prompt information as this will always help in forestalling future incidents,” she added.
Meanwhile, two medical practitioners have been abducted by some yet to be identified gunmen in Ogun State.
Naija News gathered that the two victims, a medical doctor and a nurse were ambushed while driving along Abeokuta-Imeko road on Wednesday night, April 7.