Crime

Kidnapping: Delta Police Rescue Abdubted Passengers

Delta State Police Command says it has rescued six passengers who were kidnapped along Warri-Sapele road by heavily armed men.

The police made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Asaba, by the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright.

According to the statement the rescue mission was made possible due to the combined effort of the police and army personnel, making the kidnappers to abandon the victims in the bush.

DSP Edafe Bridge however noted the driver of the Toyota bus conveying the passengers was fatally shot at the scene, while a wounded victim died in the hospital after the rescue operation.

The police stated expended shells of 39 millimeter ammunition were recovered from the scene and a manhunt for the arrest of the suspects was ongoing.

The statement also noted the police saved one Chief Voke Oshasha from assassin’s bullets in Ughelli area of the state following a distress call, saying the hoodlums abandoned the mission upon sighting police vehicle, although the victim sustained injuries and was receiving medical attention.

It added the police also raided a cult hideout in Orogun in Ughelli North and arrested some cultists who are currently undergoing investigation.

DSP Edafer Bright restated the commitment of Delta State police Commissioner CP Ari Mohammed-Ali, to rid the state of criminality, while calling on the citizenry to support the police by way of information sharing.

Oghenero Eghweree

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