Two Chinese expatriates, Zhao Juan, 33, and one Wen, 50 have been abducted at a mining site in Osun State.
TOS News gathered that the foreigners were kidnapped at the site located Okepa/Itikan village in Ifewara, Atakumosa-West local government area of the state on Monday, April 5, 2021 in the afternoon.
It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the site in numbers and engaged local guards in a gun duel for almost an hour before they subdued the guards.
Spokesperson, Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola confirmed the abduction on Tuesday. She explained that the gunmen also shot two private guards at the gold mining site before abducting the expatriates.
Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode has subsequently drafted a strong, combined reinforcement of Police Tactical units, JTF, and other security outfits who have embarked on search/rescue operation for the two abducted Chinese persons and possible arrest of all the criminals.
The Police boss also advised members of the public to collaborate with the Police in fighting crime by providing credible and prompt information that can lead to the rescue the abductees unhurt.