Police rescue two abducted Chinese national, another in Ogun

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By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta.
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have rescued three victims, including two Chinese nationals kidnapped by gunmen while working at a quarry site located in Odeda local government area of the state.
The Chinese nationals identified as Shen Ximing and Wei Futang were rescued on Wednesday at a bush path near Odeda village following a serious manhunt launched against the kidnappers by combined police team comprising men of the Anti-Kidnapping unit and Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) deployed to comb the bush in search of the abductors.
The rescue of the two expatriates was coming just as the third victim, a 31 years old woman identified as Olabimpe Tejumola, who had earlier been kidnapped since September 1st at Mowe in the Obafemi – Owode local government area of the state was also rescued same Wednesday.
The command’s Acting Public Relations Officer (APPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday in Abeokuta, the state capital, also said that all the three victims were rescued unhurt.
Oyeyemi, who disclosed that the two expatriates were abducted last week Thursday, also stated that the gunmen abandoned their victims and ran away after they had engaged the police in a gun battle at their hideout.
Emphasising the two foreigners were rescued unhurt, Oyeyemi however, explained that the police exercised greater caution while engaging the kidnappers in gun duel so as not to injure the victims which he said made it difficult for the police to make any arrest.
The Acting PPRO also stated that the two Chinese have been handed over to their company adding that they were recuperating at an undisclosed hospital.
Oyeyemi further stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu has however appealed to citizens to stop encouraging the kidnappers by paying ransom.
“The message of the Commissioner of Police is very clear, ‘don’t encourage the kidnappers by paying ransom’, by the time you pay ransom, you’re encouraging them the more, you’re telling them the business is viable. Allow the police to do their work and hey would be caught at the end of the day”.

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