Police rescue two kidnapped victims, recover vehicle

Police men have rescued two kidnapped victims at ECN junction along East-West road, Delta state and a Toyota corolla vehicle belonging to one of the victims also recovered .

The Delta state Police spokesman , DSP Bright Edafe made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Warri, noting that policemen had a gun battle with the kidnappers around the popular ECN junction in Ughelli local government

According to the police spokesman ,DSP Edafe, the Divisional Police officer, Owvian Aladja, Udu local government area, CSP Aliyu Shaba got a distress call that four kidnappers in a Keke had kidnapped one Dagagba, age 31 and Nwanko, age 29 in a Toyota corolla vehicle , belonging to one of the victims in Usiefurun and were heading towards the ECN junction.

He said the DPO quickly deployed men who engaged the kidnappers in a fierce gun battle, forcing them to abandon their hostages and the vehicle and fled .

“Upon search of the vehicle, twenty-six (26) pieces of assorted android phones, one cut-to-size locally made single barrel gun, thirty-eight (38) rounds of live cartridges, two expended cartridges, two Monie point POS machines, four power banks, two empty female hand bags were recovered. The tricycle with reg no. KPE 73 QT used by the suspected kidnappers was also recovered.”

He said efforts were on by the police to arrest the fleeing kidnap suspects, adding that DCP Johnson Adenola, in charge of Operations in the Delta state police command had assured that the police will sustain the war against criminal elements in the state.

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