Two Chinese, who were kidnapped last Wednesday in Ebonyi State, have regained freedom.

Police spokesperson Loveth Odah told reporters yesterday in Abakaliki that they were rescued unhurt.

She said their abductors were forced to abandon them at a forest near the location where they were kidnapped, following pressure mounted on them by the police, who were closing in on them.

“They were rescued on Saturday at about 11am. The pressure was so much on the kidnappers that they abandoned the victims and fled. The Chinese were rescued in a thick forest around the area unhurt. They were not physically tortured, but they might have been psychologically tortured,” Odah said.

She advised the foreigners to always partner the police and other security agencies so that they could be protected.

“The police have invited the foreign nationals to a meeting to sensitise them on the need to liaise with the command to always provide them with security.”

The two Chinese, Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu, were abducted while working on a road project in Ohaozara Local Government by masked gunmen.

They are workers of Tongyi Construction Company.

It was gathered that the Chinese were in a ditch at a place called Ivo River when the gunmen invaded the place with arms, forced the workers out of the pit and took the Chinese to an unknown destination.

The company is constructing the road which links Ohaozara community called Ogwu with Ivo Local Government and Okpanku community in Enugu State.

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