Delta: 1 AK-47s, 2 Pump Action Guns, Live Ammunition Recovered By Police
……Recovers One Ak-47 Rifle, One Assault Rifle, Double Barrel Guns, Two Hundred and Twenty Rounds of Live Ammunition, One Hundred and Ten Rounds of Cartridges
Policemen attached to Ekpan Division, Delta State Police Command have recorded a breakthrough in their crime-fighting efforts when they recovered one AK-47 Rifle with five magazines loaded with One Hundred and Sixty-one (161) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one Assault Rifle with two magazines loaded with fifty-nine rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, two English pump-action guns, One Hundred and Ten rounds of live cartridges, one Double Barrel gun, one Single Barrel gun, one toy gun, cutlasses, and a bunch of charms wrapped in a cap.
The Delta State Police Spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe who narrated how the discovery was made, said that due to the numerous complaints from residents of Ekpan and environs on the antecedents of kidnappers and armed robbers in Ekpan, Warri, and environs, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abbas ordered the deployment of CSP Aliyu Shaba to Ekpan Police Station with a clear mandate to sanitize the area and ensure that Ekpan and environs are safe for all resident.
“Consequently, the newly posted DPO, acting on credible intelligence gathered on the hideout of suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, and the location of their weapons, on Monday, 3rd July 2023, led a combined team of policemen attached to Ekpan division and military personnel of 3 battalions Nigerian Army Ekpan, on a sting operation and raided their hideout at Agadaga avenue off Jakpa road, Ekpan, where a thorough search was conducted at an uncompleted building.
Edafe said further said that A frantic effort to arrest the criminal syndicate is ongoing.
The commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass uses the opportunity to solicit maximum cooperation from members of the public, particularly Deltans, especially in the area of making available any useful information that will aid in crime fighting to the Police.