NASARAWA State police command has rescued two Chinese expatriates who were ambushed and kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ajage village in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on 5th August this year.
The victims, Jien A. Yung 50yrs and Wen So Ping 45yrs, attached to West African Polaris Investment were ambushed and kidnapped on Friday 5th August, 2016 at Ajage village, in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, a Deputy Supretendent of Police, DSP Ismaila Numan and made available to newsmen in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital yesterday.
According to the statement, the command adopted aggressive intelligence-led policing by deploying both conventional Mobile and the Special Anti-Rubbery Squad police personnel, including local vigilante led by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Department of Operation to condone and comb the area suspected to be the kidnappers’ hideout.
“As a result of the extensive and sustained pressure from the search party, the victims were released by their kidnappers on 6th August, 2016 at about 1830hrs. Both victims were taken to hospital for proper medical checkup”
“Efforts are still on to trace and arrest their kidnappers as investigation is in progress”. The statement maintained.
It reiterated that the command will continue to strategise its crime prevention and control methodology by striving to bring the crime rate to the barest minimum in the state and solicited the support of members of the public in the onerous task as he noted that task of a crime-free society is a collective responsibility.