Delta Police command neutralizes two kidnap suspects in gun duel, rescue victims

Delta Police command neutralizes two kidnap suspects in gun duel, rescue victims

Recovered vehicle and guns from the kidnap suspects.

Strategies by Delta Police command to check the activities of kidnappers and armed robbers has yielded success as the command neutralizes two suspected kidnappers in a gun fire exchanges.

Police Public Relations Officer PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe in a statement stated that on 31/5/2023, at about 0120 hrs, CSP Aliyu Shaba led operatives from Ovwian Aladja division and embarked on a confidence building proactive patrol along DSC/Effurrun road, near warri.

During the patrol, the DPO received a distress call that a man and his wife (names withheld) were kidnapped and  their Lexus Jeep (registration number withheld) was taken also.

The DPO swiftly trailed the escape route of the suspected kidnappers and eventually intercepted the vehicle along Warri-Sapele Road by Aziza junction. On sighting the police, the suspects opened fire on the team in a bid to escape, and the police professionally responded, neutralizing two of the suspects in the process, while the other suspects abandoned the kidnapped couples in the vehicle and escaped.

The victims were rescued unhurt. One AK47 rifle with breach number 16869, 46 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition, one pump action gun, and thirteen live cartridges were recovered. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.

The Commissioner of police, CP Wale abass, while expressing satisfaction with the conduct of the successful operation, admonished other DPO’s to sanitize their areas as well. He noted that the command under his watch will force criminals to relocate or steer clear from crime.

The CP also advised parents and community leaders to talk to their youths/wards not to take up arms in order to make a living because they will eventually meet a disastrous end.

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