Operatives of the Osun State Police Command have rescued three Chinese workers kidnapped last week.
The police stated that the Chinese nationals were abducted and their police escort killed on February 1 following a dispute with local labourers at a mining site at the Atakumosa area of Osun.
The state police spokeswoman Yemisi Opalola told AFP that the Chinese expatriates were freed on Sunday.
She said, “We have rescued the three Chinese expatriates. They were freed on Sunday.”
“Our operatives and the hunters had been combing the bushes and forests for the past one week.”
She said that the kidnappers abandoned their captives when the police closed in on them, adding that the rescued expatriates were ill when they were freed.
“We met them in a terrible state. These were people who were made to endure rough weather and not properly fed in captivity,” she said.
Opalola said that no arrests have been made.