How We Succeeded In Rescuing 4 Kidnapped Chinese
In Ondo State – Nigerian Navy
– Men of the Nigerian navy rescued the victims in Ondo after they were kidnapped in Lagos
– Sylvanus Abbah said operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT rescued the abducted Chinese from a militant camp
– The Chinese consulate commended the security agency and confirmed its promptness leading to the rescue of the victims
The Nigerian navy announced on Thursday, December 21, that it rescued four Chinese men from kidnappers around Igbokoda area of Ondo state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted the flag officer commanding the Western Naval command, Sylvanus Abbah, as confirming this in Lagos adding that the four victims were abducted on board a fishing trawler within the Lagos waters on December 14.
He said operatives of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT rescued the abducted Chinese from a militant camp in the riverine area of Ondo state.
Abbah added that after the abduction, the kidnappers took their victims in a speed boat to Igbokoda, Ondo state the same day.
“Naval operatives attached to Forward Operations Base (FOB) who sighted the kidnappers as they were entering Igbokoda gave them a hot pursuit.
“The kidnappers opened fire on the naval gunboat.
“There was a fierce gun battle between the suspects and the naval men and the hoodlums abandoned their boats and fled on foot through the creeks,” he said.
Abbah added that the naval men went after the suspects who later abandoned the four Chinese men and fled.
“Presently efforts are ongoing to arrest the suspects.
“The Chinese sustained bullet wounds during the gun battle and they have been treated and are in stable condition,” he said.
The acting Chinese consul general in Nigeria, Guan Zhonggi, who reportedly paid a thank you visit to the FOC, commended the navy for its prompt intervention.
According to him, the four Chinese men regained their freedom because of the swift action of the naval men.
It was earlier reported that the Nigeria Police Force recently arrested two deadly kidnappers operating within Jere/Katari Axis of Abuja Kaduna Highway.
The kidnappers – Adamu Lawan, 30 and Aminu Lawan, 25, are said to have also operated on the Jere-Kagarko road in Kaduna state.
It was gathered that the kidnappers have been on the police wanted list before their arrest.