By Rafiu Ajakaye
LAGOS Nigeria (AA) - Two Chinese nationals have been abducted in southeastern Nigeria, police said on Thursday, asking the public for tips to find and free the expatriates.
Odah Loveth, police spokesperson in the Ebonyi state, told reporters that Sun Zhixin and Wang Quing Hu were taken in the Ohaozara community at a construction site where they were working.
Loveth said detectives have been deployed in the area as police carry out a manhunt for the abductors.
She said Awoshola Awotunde, the state's police chief, has visited the construction site owned by the Tongyi group of companies.
“The area was combed to track down the bandits but no result; a track-down rescue team has been dispatched to rescue the Chinese nationals unhurt," said the spokeswoman.