She added that the two private guards providing them with security were also shot.
“Consequent upon the incident of Monday, April 5, a gang of criminals, at about 4p.m., attacked and abducted two Chinese nationals.
“The two men, namely; Zhao Jian, 33 and Wen 50, were working at a mining site in Okepa/Itikan Village, Ifewara, Osun State.
“The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, immediately drafted a strong, combined reinforcement of Police Tactical units, JTF, and other security outfits, who embarked on search/rescue operation.
“And the police are on the trail of the perpetrators of the crime,” the statement read.
The CP, however, enjoined members of the public to support and collaborate with the police in fighting crime to bring it down to the barest minimum.
He charged members of the public to assist the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the kidnappers.
“The police are determined to rescue the abductees unhurt,” he said. (NAN