Unknown gunmen had reportedly kidnapped two Chinese nationals working with a fishery and poultry company in Ogun State.
The two foreigners were abducted on Wednesday afternoon at their place of work in Oba community, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State when the gunmen invaded the community in their numbers around 3pm, shooting sporadically into the air.
The kidnappers accessed the community through the River Ogun, which serves as a natural boundary for the town.
The traditional ruler of the town, Oba Abdul-Ganiyu Sanyaolu, confirmed the incident to news men, saying that two Chinese nationals – a male and a female, were taken away by the bandits.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed that the abductors had escaped through the same River Ogun.