Police Rescue Chinese Citizens Kidnapped In Kwara

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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After spending approximately 10 days in a kidnappers’ hideout, the Kwara State Police Command successfully rescued Mr. PengChao Zhang, a Chinese national, from his captors in a forest within the state.

Zhang, who is also known as Williams Kaka among his business contacts, was saved on Tuesday by police officers following an extensive search and investigation conducted by the Police Tactical team and local Vigilante group in the forest.

Reports indicate that Zhang was taken by a group of six armed men from the Cherish Guest House in Eyenkorin, located on the outskirts of Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

The Chinese national had been staying at the guest house for more than two months, conducting business activities, before the unfortunate incident took place.

The Kwara State Police Command has confirmed the rescue of a foreign national. This was announced in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ejire-Adeyemi Toun, on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The Kwara State Police Command is pleased to announce a significant breakthrough in the recent kidnapping incident that occurred in Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State.

“On the 10th of March, 2024, six armed men forcefully abducted Mr PengChao Zhang (also known as Williams Kaka among his business associates), a Chinese national who lodged at Cherish Guest House Eiyenkorin, Ilorin, sparking concerns and fear within the community.

“Through diligent and coordinated efforts, the Command’s Tactical Teams and vigilante executed a series of strategic searches and investigations that led to the safe rescue of the victim in the early hours of March 19, 2024.

“The command is pleased to confirm that the victim has since been reunited with his family unharmed. This achievement underscores the unwavering commitment of the Kwara State Police Command to ensuring the safety and security of all residents and visitors within the state.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.