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Kidnapping: Police rescues kidnapped Chinese engineer in Zaria, apprehends suspect

The Nigerian Police Force, Zaria Area Command tuesday rescued a Chinese national Engineer, Zhang Ligun from kidnappers’ den.

The area command was able to arrest one of the suspect, Paul Ochala who was reportedly hails from Cross Rivers State.

The nefarious activity had took place on Monday at about 1150 hours at gun point along Dakace road when Engineer Zhang Ligun and his driver were returning from Zaria town to the CGC project site.

The suspect according to Police report had stopped the vehicle where the duo were traveling on and asked the driver, Haruna Mohammed out of the Hilux van and forced him to lie down at farmland before they drove away the vehicle with the Engineer Zhang to Kaduna road.

Luck however ran out of them around Kofar Doka Eid praying ground when the vehicle hit another vehicle on discovering the police were chasing them forcing them to abandon the vehicle and took to their heel.

Police then gave them a hit chase and arrested one if them at about 13hours by one of the policemen despite threat with gun and knife, but he was overpowered and arrested through the help of the locals in the area.

After the arrest, Paul Ochala was displayed at Eid praying ground at Kofar Doka and the driver Haruna Mohammed on his arrival at the scene, identified Paul Ochala as the man that put the gun in his ear and ordered him out of the vehicle and asked him to face the ground before they took away the engineer and the vehicle.

At the time of filing this report already the kidnapped Engineer Zhang Ligun has since resumed back to his work.

Confirming the arrest, the Kaduna State PPRO ASP Yakubu A. Sabo said the arrest and the discovery of some ammunition while investigation is going on.

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