Juliana Francis

Operatives from Delta State Police Command have rescued a kidnapped victim after the abduction at a fuel station by some suspects in Lexus SUV.

The command spokesman, Bright Edafe said that on the 11th of June 2023 at about 9:9:am, operatives of Abraka Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), a Superintendent of Police, Fabian Ayameh, while on routine patrol along campus III Road  Abraka, Ethiope East LGA, were alerted of a kidnap incident at a filling station in Abraka by a gang of four armed men operating in a silver coloured Lexus SUV with reg. no. KSF 315 HF.

Edafe said: “The team swiftly mobilised and went on the trail of the kidnappers. The suspects noticing that the policemen were closing in on them, fired gunshots while trying to escape, and the police responded bravely.

“Due to the superior firepower of the police, their operational vehicle was successfully demobilized which made the hoodlums abandon the victim, jumped out of the vehicle, took to their heels running in different directions while firing gunshots in a bid to escape.

“The combat-ready policemen engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and successfully neutralized one of them, arrested one other with serious gunshot injuries while two others escaped. One AK 47 rifle with breech no 06571 without a magazine was recovered. The victim who was kidnapped at the filling station has since been reunited with his family. Manhunt for the other fleeing suspect is ongoing.

“The Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Wale Abass, while commending the DPO Abraka and his men for their courage and achievement, admonished them to sustain the tempo.

“He also assures Deltans that the command will continue to sustain peace and security in the state and also reiterated that Delta state will be very hot for criminals until they quit or relocate as the state will never be a safe haven for them.”

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