- Two Chinese expatriates have been kidnapped in Ebonyi state
- The victims were reportedly abducted in Ishiagu, Ivo Local government area of the state
- The police have confirmed the incident while giving assurance that the victims will soon be rescued
Unknown gunmen have reportedly abducted two Chinese expatriates working in Ebonyi state on Monday, March 30.
The Nation reports that the kidnap happened in Ishiagu, Ivo Local government area of the state.
Legit.ng gathers that the kidnapped expatriates are said to be working for a mining company in the area.
The incident has been reportedly confirmed by the police commissioner in Ebonyi, Awosola Awotinde.
He expressed hope of possible rescue of the two Chinese workers as soon as possible, noting that the command is on the trail of the suspected kidnappers.
Meanwhile, the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, has offered the sum of N2m as a reward for whoever provides information that will lead to the safe return of his abducted brother.
The senior special assistant to the governor on media, Mukhtar Gidado, in a statement on Sunday, March 29, disclosed that the reward was promised by the family of Bala Mohammed.
“The family wishes to offer the sum of Two Million Naira (N 2 Million Naira) to whoever is willing to provide information leading to his safe return," the statement reads.
The governor’s elder brother, Adamu Mohammed, was reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen on March Wednesday 25 around at Anguwar Jaki in Bauchi metropolis.
In another similar report, the war against kidnapping received a massive boost as Osun assembly completed the passing of a bill which will henceforth tackle abduction and ritual killing in the southwest state.
The assembly passed the bill on Tuesday, March 10, which will also hopefully tackle the cases of banditry in the state.
Speaking at the assembly complex after the bill scaled through the legislative hurdle, Osun speaker Timothy Owoeye said any kidnapper found henceforth will be made to face the wrath of the law and be sentenced to death.
Also, a suspected member of a kidnap gang who abducted Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo and subsequently killed him in 2017 has been arrested by the Imo state police command.
The suspect identified as Charles Nnanna was said to have fled to Indonesia after committing the crime.
However, his fun was cut short on February 16 as he was nabbed at Aji in Oru East local government area of Imo state by operatives of the state police command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
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