Reports reaching our newsmen have it that, the Osun State police command has deployed some of their officers to rescue two Chinese miners kidnapped in Okepa/Itikan Village, Ifewara area of the state last Monday.

SP Yemisi Opalola, who is the Police Command Spokesperson, made this dislosure in a statement on Tuesday that two Chinese miners operating in Ifewara were kidnapped by a gang of criminals.

She added that the two private guards providing them with security were also shot and are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.

She said;

Consequent upon the incident of Monday, April 5, a gang of criminals, at about 4 pm, attacked and abducted two Chinese nationals.about:blank

The two men, namely; Zhao Jian, 33 and Wen 50, were working at a mining site in Okepa/Itikan Village, Ifewara, Osun State.

The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, immediately drafted a strong, combined reinforcement of Police Tactical units, JTF, and other security outfits, who embarked on search/rescue operation.

Two private guards attached to the Chinese nationals who were shot during the kidnapping operation, have also been taken to the general hospital for treatment.

And the police are on the trail of the perpetrators of the crime

She also urged the general public to support and collaborate with the police in fighting crime to bring it down to the barest minimum.

He charged members of the public to assist the police with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the kidnappers.

“The police are determined to rescue the abductees unhurt, he said