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Delta State police kill suspected kidnapper, rescue 13 victims



A suspected kidnapper has been shot dead on the spot during a hot chase and combined effort of Delta State police and vigilante groups.

TopNaija reports that during the late hours on Sunday, April 3, Police operatives attached to the Ogwashi-Uku Division, had alongside vigilantes cornered kidnappers who hijacked a 14-seater bus on the Aniagbala Community via Ubulu-Uku express road in Aniocha South Local Government Area.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the state command, Bright Edafe in a statement released on Sunday evening said that one of the hoodlums was shot dead as the operatives rescued all 13 kidnapped victims.

Edafe also added that one AK-17 rifle was recovered from the suspect.

Edafe said;

Today, April 3, 2022, at about 08:40 hours, information got to the Command that a gang of daredevil kidnappers had intercepted a 14-seater bus with Registration Number: M831-JFK.

“The bus was intercepted on Aniagbala community via Ubulu-Uku express road in Aniocha South conveying 16 occupants.

“Thirteen of the passengers were abducted and taken to the bush”

Following the Commissioner of Police (CP), Delta Command, Ari Ali’s directives, the 13 kidnapped victims were rescued alive and unhurt.

Edafe added that the bush was still being combed to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.

“Following the directives, 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.

“In the course of the exchange of gunfire, one of the suspects who was hit, died on the spot while the other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries” He added.

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