Unknown gunmen have again kidnapped two Chinese expatriates from a mining site in Ihietutu Ishiagu, Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state.
The two were said to have been kidnapped on Wednesday this week.
The current kidnapping incident came barely six months after two other expertraires were kidnapped and rescued unharmed by Ebonyi police command.
However, the victims were said to be staff of Greenfield Nigeria Limited that specialises in lead and zinc mining.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Loveth Odah said preliminary investigation had commenced into the abduction.
“We got the information yesterday, a detachment of our tactical team was dispatched to the area with a view to unraveling the true situation and also to rescue the victims.
“The team is yet to return to furnish us with relevant information about the incident.
“But, I can confirm to you that we received a distress call from the area yesterday (Wednesday) informing the police of an alleged abduction of two Chinese working in a mining site at Ihietutu in Ishiagu community.
“We are waiting for information from our men before we can make informed comments on the motive behind the alleged abduction.
“For now, we cannot say if the abduction was for ransom purposes or not because the abductors are yet to establish contacts with the company,” Odah said.