From Monday Othuke, Asaba
Delta State Police command said, it rescued 13 kidnapped victims after a shootout with kidnappers.
It said on Sunday 3/4/2022 information got to the Command that a gang of daredevil kidnappers intercepted a fourteen-seater bus with reg no M831-FJK along Aniagbala Community via Ubulu-uku express road in Aniocha South LGA, conveying sixteen occupants, kidnapped thirteen of the passengers and taken to the bush.
The state Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali ordered the DPO Ogwashi-Uku Division to lead men into the bush and ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt and also arrest the suspects.
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 which led to exchange of Gun fire. One of the suspects was hit and died on the spot while the other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries. All thirteen kidnapped victims were rescued alive and unhurt, while One AK47 rifle was recovered.
The bush is still being combed with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang.
Spokesman of the state police command DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the story.