Two Chinese nationals identified as Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, both males and working with Tongyi Construction Company in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State have been kidnapped at a construction site. Ohaozara is the LGA of origin of the incumbent Governor Dave Nweze Umahi.
It was gathered that they were whisked away by a group of masked armed men from the construction site around 3:30pm on Wednesday. The Chinese nationals were said to be in a ditch at a place called Ivo River when their captors invaded the place with arms, forced them out of the ditch and whisked them away to an unknown destination.
Sources said that the company was constructing the road leading to a community in Ohaozara LGA called Ogwu, which shared boundary with Ivo Local Government Area of the state and Okpanku community in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.
An eyewitness account said that while they were in the pit, a group of armed men wearing masked came and forced them out. The Police Public Relations Officer, Loveth Odah, who confirmed the incident, told journalists that the command had dispatched its men for possible rescue of the kidnapped victims.
According to her, a tactical team had been drafted to the construction site owned by Tongyi Group of Companies located at Ivo-River at the boundary between Ebonyi and Enugu states, where the Chinese nationals were abducted.
“The area was combed to track down the bandits, but no result; a rescue team has been dispatched to rescue the Chinese nationals unhurt,” she said.
The state PPRO, however, appealed to the general public to avail the police of adequate information that would help the police in their investigation.