Kwara Police command rescues Chinese national from abductors

After spending about 10 days in a kidnappers’ den, Kwara State Police Command has rescued Mr Peng Chao Zhang, a Chinese national, from his abductors in a forest in the state.

Zhang, also known as Williams Kaka among his business associates, was rescued by police on Tuesday following a series of searches and investigations in the state’s forest by the Police Tactical Team and Vigilante.

Zhang was reportedly abducted by a gang of six armed men at Cherish Guest House in Eiye-nkorin, on the outskirts of Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

The Chinese national reportedly stayed in the guest house for more than two months, transacting business before the incident.

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Kwara State Police Command confirmed the rescue of the foreign national 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 Eiye-nkorin, Ilorin, Kwara State.

“On March 10, 2024, six armed men kidnapped Mr PengChao Zhang (also known as Williams Kaka among his business associates), a Chinese national staying at Cherish Guest House Eiye-nkorin, Ilorin, causing concern and fear in the community.”

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

“The command is pleased to report that the victim has since been reunited with his family, unharmed. This achievement demonstrates the Kwara State Police Command’s unwavering commitment to the safety and security of all residents and visitors to the state.”

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