ADVERTISEMENT

Police rescue 3 kidnap victims, recover weapons in Delta

The Police Command in Delta said it rescued three kidnapped victims and recovered weapons in two separate operations in the state.

Nigerian Police (LindaIkeji'sBlog)
ADVERTISEMENT

He said that the police team was on a visibility patrol duty on the Warri/Sapele Road by Okuvo and Egborede Communities on Saturday when the incident happened.

“The police operatives sighted some persons being dragged into the bush and suspected that they may have been kidnapped.

“So, they trailed them into the bush. The hoodlums, upon realising that the policemen were closing in on them, opened fire on the team, and the policemen equally responded,” he said.

According to Edafe, the hoodlums, who could not withstand the firepower of the operatives, abandoned the victims and escaped.

He said that they were rescued unhurt and had since reunited with their families while a manhunt for the fleeing suspect was ongoing.

On the recovered weapon, Edafe said that the police operatives attached to ‘A’ Division, Warri recovered a locally made cut-to-size pistol concealed in a handbag.

He that the policemen were on a stop-and-search duty on Friday at the front of Daudu Police Outpost, Kpesu Community in Warri South, when they sighted a tricycle driving against traffic.

“In an attempt to stop them, the suspects dangerously maneuvered the tricycle and escaped, 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 is ongoing,” Edafe said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

CBN will still accept old Naira notes after February 10 - Emefiele

CBN will still accept old Naira notes after February 10 - Emefiele

Osun APC youths condemn PDP’s violent protest against tribunal judgment

Osun APC youths condemn PDP’s violent protest against tribunal judgment

BREAKING: CBN extends old Naira expiration deadline till February 10

BREAKING: CBN extends old Naira expiration deadline till February 10

Elections: INEC to hold high-level meeting with NNPC over fuel scarcity

Elections: INEC to hold high-level meeting with NNPC over fuel scarcity

Give me chance to create new Nigeria - Obi begs Borno voters

Give me chance to create new Nigeria - Obi begs Borno voters

UNICAL VC orders immediate investigation of student’s death

UNICAL VC orders immediate investigation of student’s death

Sanwo-Olu bags Asian-African leadership award in infrastructural development

Sanwo-Olu bags Asian-African leadership award in infrastructural development

Kidnapping: Police arrest 5 Cameroonians in Adamawa

Kidnapping: Police arrest 5 Cameroonians in Adamawa

PDP denies suspension of its Akwa-Ibom Governorship candidate

PDP denies suspension of its Akwa-Ibom Governorship candidate

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT