Police rescue 2 Chinese miners kidnapped in Osun

The Police in Osun, on Thursday  said two Chinese miners at a gold site at Okepa/Itikan Village, Ifewara, Atakunmosa-West Local Government Area of Osun on Monday, had been rescued.

Police spokesperson in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, said the persons were rescued at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

“The Police in Osun rescued the two Chinese miners, Zhao Jian, 33 and Wen, 50, who were on April 5, at a gold site in Ifewara, Osun.

“It will be recalled that the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, drafted a combined reinforcement of Police units, JTF, and outfits to search and rescue the kidnapped persons.

“It is delight to inform members of the public that the kidnapped Chinese nationals were rescued at about 9 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday) unhurt.

“Meanwhile, efforts are ongoing to arrest their kidnappers,” he said.

Opalola added that the CP enjoined members of the public to support, co-operate, and collaborate the police in fighting crime, so as to bring it to the barest minimum.

“Members of the public are called upon to always provide the police credible and prompt information, as this will always help in forestalling incidents,” he said. (NAN)