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Gunmen want N10 million for abducted Chinese miners: Police

The Chinese nationals, Zhao Jian, 33, and Wen, 50, were abducted on Monday at a mining site in Okepa/Itikan, Ifewara, Atakunmosa-West local government area.

• April 8, 2021
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Nigerian Police Force

The police command in Osun says kidnappers of two Chinese miners at a gold mine in Ifewara, Osun, are demanding N10 million as ransom.

The spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said this on Wednesday while giving an update on the kidnapping to journalists in Osogbo.

Ms Opalola explained that the command was intensifying efforts towards ensuring that the Chinese were rescued unharmed.

She added that the command was working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victims were released.

She, however, urged residents of the state to equally help with credible information on the activities of criminals in the state.

The Chinese nationals, Zhao Jian, 33, and Wen, 50, were abducted on Monday at a mining site in Okepa/Itikan, Ifewara, Atakunmosa-West local government area.

Their abductors were reported to have also shot two private guards of the miners.

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