Police Public Relations Officer Ismail Noman disclosed in Lafia that, XJieng AI Jung, 50 and Wenso Ping, 45, were ambushed by unknown gunmen at about 2.28p.m. on the their way to Abuja.
He said that although the gunmen, wielding sophisticated weapons, were still at large, the police had begun investigation to track them.
According to him, security operatives in collaboration with vigilante groups, local hunters and community leaders have also been involved in the search of the victims.
He said security operatives had been deployed in to the forests and bush around the area to arrest the suspects and rescue the victims.
“The Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, has directed that the search operation team should do everything possible to ensure that the victims are rescued,’’ he said.