Taraba State Police Command yesterday confirmed the abduction of two Chinese miners and killing of one person at Arufu village in Wukari local government area of Taraba State.
Two people, including a police officer, were reportedly killed on Monday night by gunmen who attacked a mining site at the Arufu village.
But the two abducted Chinese were said to be working on the mining site which is operated by H&H Mining Company.
The police public relation officer Taraba State Command DSP David Misar confirmed the kidnap incident, noting that the police is doing everything to rescue the Chinese.
“Reports from Arufu Community in Wukari LGA, indicate that, on the 14/06/2021 unidentified gunmen invaded Chinese mining site in Arufu area, kidnapped 2 Chinese Nationals killing one person in the process.
“Meanwhile, an effort by the commissioner of Police is in place to rescue them.”
Misar who apologized to newsmen for his late response over the incident could however not establish whether or not the person killed at the mining site was a policeman.