This came barely two months after some gunmen killed a yet-to-be identified police officer attached to three Chinese expatriates in the State. After killing the officer, the three expatriates were taken away from a mining site in thesame Ifewara community.
The newly abducted foreigners are Messrs Zhao Jian, aged 33 and When, 50. They were abducted at Okepa/Itikan village, a gold mining site in Ifewara.
It was gathered that around 4pm on Monday, some gunmen attacked and abducted the duo and shot their two private guards.
In a signal signed by the Police Public Relations Officer Osun Command, SP Yemisi Opalola, the “two private guards were shot and have been taken to the general hospital for treatment.”
She disclosed that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, had immediately drafted a strong combined reinforcement of Police Tactical Units, JTF, and other security outfits who have embarked on a search/rescue operation of the two abducted Chinese persons and possible arrest of all the fleeing criminals.
“The Commissioner of Police enjoined members of the public to support, co-operate, and collaborate with the Police in fighting crime in order to bring it down to the barest minimum, by providing us with credible and prompt information as he promised to rescue the abductees unhurt,” the statement reads.