Police operatives in Delta on Monday killed four suspected kidnappers in the state
The spokesman for the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Warri, said the hoodlums were killed by operatives during a patrol along the Jesse/ Igueleba Road.
He said the suspects sighted the patrol vehicle from their hideout, deflated its front tyre, and engaged the team in a gun duel.
The spokesman said: “Due to reported incidents of kidnapping on Jesse axis of the state, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wale Abass, directed the deployment of operatives of the Special Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad and DOPS Buffalo team, among others, to the area.
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“Consequently, on September 18, during a joint patrol on Jesse – Igueleba Road, the team encountered a gang of armed bandits who laid ambush to attack and kidnap unsuspecting motorists.
“The hoodlums fired at the front tyre of the lead pickup van; thus, demobilising the vehicle.
“They were swiftly engaged in a gun duel by the police team. The armed bandits eventually succumbed to the superior firepower of the policemen.
“One Ak-47 rifle with 20 rounds of live ammunition, two locally-made cut-to-size guns, and cartridges were recovered from them.”
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