The Delta State Police Command’s agents have succeeded to save the lives of three kidnapped victims.
According to information obtained by news organizations, the victims—names withheld—who were recovered unharmed and were reunited with their families at the ages of 40, 54, and 49, respectively.
Police sources said that the incident was recorded on New Year’s eve, at about 0120 hours, while the operatives attached to Orerokpe Division were on visibility patrol duty along Warri/Sapele road by Okuvo and Egborede Communities.
The policemen reportedly sighted some persons being dragged into the bush and, as they suspected that these people might have been kidnapped, the operatives trailed them into the bush.
But the hoodlums, upon realizing that the policemen were closing in on them, opened fire on the team, while the operatives equally responded.
Consequently, the hoodlums who could not withstand the firepower of the security operatives abandoned the victims and escaped.
The police public relations officer (PPRO) for Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, while confirming the incident stated that the kidnapped victims were thus rescued unhurt and have since been reunited with their families.
The PPRO stated that the manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.
In another development, on December 29, 2022, while police operatives attached to ‘A’ Division, Warri were on stop and search duty at the front of the Daudu police outpost, Kpesu community Warri, they sighted a tricycle driving against traffic.
A black handbag dropped off the bike as the suspects riskily maneuvered the vehicle to escape an effort to halt them.
One locally made, cut-to-size pistol was discovered after the bag was searched, according to the police spokeswoman.
He revealed that more was being done to catch the runaway suspects.