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Police Rescue Kidnap Victim, Neutralized Two Kidnappers In Delta State

…. Recovers Arms, Ammunition

The Ekpan Police Division of the Delta State Police Command has successfully rescued a kidnapped victim and recovered the victim’s vehicle, and three firearms, including two single-barrel and one double-barrel gun, with two expended cartridges. In an intelligence-driven operation

A statement on Tuesday, 2nd January 2024 signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Edafe Bright said that on Saturday 30/12/2023 at about 1930hrs, a 23-year-old male (name withheld) parked his Black-colored GLK 350 Benz SUV along Jakpa Road leaving his brother (named withheld) inside the vehicle as he went about other activities. While at it, he was alerted that the vehicle was attacked by three armed men who carried the vehicle with his brother in it, driving off to an unknown destination.

Upon receipt of this information, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass directed the DPO Ekpan to mobilize operatives and ensure that the victim was rescued, and the suspects arrested and brought to book.

The Ekpan Divisional Police Officer, CSP Aliyu Shaba in compliance led a surveillance team attached to Ekpan division for the operation, acting on a technically generated intelligence, the team proceeded to a bush at Ekakpamre, Ughelli-South LGA, where upon being sighted by the kidnappers, were staged to a serious gun duel and in the process of the ensuing gun duel, two of the kidnappers were fatally injured, while one of them escaped with gunshot injuries. The kidnapped victim was rescued unhurt, two single-barrel and one double-barrel gun with two expended cartridges were recovered, alongside the vehicle.

The two injured suspects were taken to a hospital where they were certified dead by the doctor on duty while efforts were on to arrest the injured suspect who escaped.

The Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass lauded officers and men of the Command for their tireless efforts in ensuring that the year 2023 was a success security-wise, but also reminded them that the reward for hard work is more work hence the need for them to up their strategies in the fight against crime and criminality.

He further sends out a clear message to the public, that the police will not hesitate to take all appropriate steps against criminals, and that anyone planning to disrupt the existing peace within Delta State will be dealt with decisively.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Abass extended his deep appreciation to all Deltans and residents of the State, especially for their maximum cooperation and compliance with the laws during the festive season, which further led to hitch-free celebrations.

He urged the public to strengthen their trust in the police as they curb all criminal activities in the Delta State.

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