Unknown gunmen have kidnapped two Chinese nationals, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, who are working in Tongyi construction company, in Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that expatriates were forcefully whisked away at their construction site around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday by armed gunmen.
DAILY NIGERIAN also gathered that the company is constructing the road which links the Ohaozara community called Ogwu with Ivo local government and Okpanku community in Enugu State.
Confirming the abduction, the police spokesperson in the state, Odah Loveth, said the police have dispatched officials to rescue the victims.
“The State Commissioner of Police, Awoshola Awotinde, on receiving information of the kidnap personally led a tactical team to the construction site, owned by Tongyi group of companies located at Ivo river at the boundary between Ebonyi and Enugu state, where Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, both male, Chinese nationals were forcefully taken away.
“The area was combed to track down the bandits but no result, a track down rescue team has been dispatched to move on in order to rescue the Chinese nationals unhurt,” she said.
She appealed for adequate information from the general public to help the police in their investigation.
She expressed shock that the company moved to such lonely site without applying for security from the police.