03 Jan Nigeria: Delta State Police Operatives Achieve Significant Success in Rescue Operation
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Delta State Police Operatives Achieve Significant Success in Rescue Operation
In a recent operation, the Delta State Police Command successfully rescued a kidnapped victim and eliminated two suspected robbers and kidnappers in the Ughelli South area of Delta State. The operation, described as intelligence-driven, was led by the Ekpan Divisional Police Officer, CSP Aliyu Shaba.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, shared details of the operation in a statement. According to Edafe, the Commissioner of Police, Wale Abass, expressed deep appreciation for the cooperation and compliance of Deltans and residents during the festive season, which contributed to the success of the operation.
On December 30, 2023, a 23-year-old male parked his Black-colored GLK 350 Benz SUV along Jakpa Road, leaving his brother inside the vehicle. The vehicle was attacked by three armed men who drove off with the vehicle and the brother inside. Upon receiving this information, Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass directed the DPO Ekpan CSP Aliyu Shaba to mobilize operatives for a rescue mission.
The DPO, in compliance with the CP’s directive, led a surveillance team to a bush at Ekakpamre, Ughelli-South LGA. Upon being sighted by the kidnappers, a serious gun duel ensued, resulting in the fatal injuries of two kidnappers, while one escaped with gunshot injuries.
The kidnapped victim was successfully rescued unhurt, and the team recovered three firearms, including two single-barrel and one double-barrel guns, along with two expended cartridges. The two injured suspects were taken to the hospital, where they were declared dead by the doctor on duty. Efforts are underway to apprehend the injured suspect who escaped.
Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass, commended the officers and men of the Command for their tireless efforts in ensuring security success in 2023. He emphasized the need for continued diligence and strategic efforts in the fight against crime and criminality.
This successful operation reflects the commitment of the Delta State Police Command to maintaining law and order, safeguarding citizens, and responding effectively to criminal activities in the region.