Police kill suspected kidnapper in a shootout, rescue victims

Police kill suspected kidnapper in a shootout, rescue victims

A suspected kidnapper has been killed by the Delta State Police Command and rescued 13 kidnapped victims in the state.

In a statement issued by the police Spokesman in the state on Sunday night, DSP Bright Edafe stated that the suspected kidnapper was killed during a shootout.

He said, “On April 3, 2022 at about 8:40 hours, information got to the Command that a gang of dare devil kidnappers intercepted a fourteen-seater bus with reg no M831-FJK along Aniagbala Community via Ubulu-uku express road in Aniocha south LGA, conveying sixteen occupants, kidnapped thirteen of the passengers and taken to the bush.

“The Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Muhammed Ali directed that the DPO Ogwashi-Uku Division to lead men into the bush and ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt and also arrest the suspects.

“The DPO, CSP Mohammed Naallah swiftly led a combined team of Police operatives and Vigilantes into the bush and gave the hoodlums a hot chase which led to exchange of gun fire.

“On the process, one of the suspects was hit and died on the spot while the other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries.

“All thirteen kidnapped victims were rescued alive and unhurt and one AK47 rifle was recovered”

Edafe said the bush was still being comb with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang.


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