The police in Delta state have rescued three kidnapped victims in the state.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, says on December 31, police operatives attached to Orerokpe Division were on visibility patrol duty along Warri/Sapele road by Okuvo and Egborede Communities when they sighted some persons being dragged into the bush.
He said the operatives suspected that they may have been kidnapped, so they trailed them into the bush.
”The hoodlums, upon realizing that the policemen were closing in on them, opened fire on the team, and the policeman equally responded. The hoodlums who could not withstand the firepower of the operatives abandoned the victims and escaped. The victims (names withheld) aged 40yrs, 54yrs and 49yrs respectively, were rescued unhurt and have been reunited with their families. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.”Edafe said
In a related development, Police operatives attached to ‘A’ division Warri were on stop and search duty at the front of Daudu police outpost, Kpesu community Warri, on December 29, 2022, when they sighted a tricycle driving against traffic. In an attempt to stop them, the suspects dangerously maneuver the tricycle and escape, but in the process, a black handbag fell from the tricycle. Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size pistol was recovered. Efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects are ongoing.