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Police Raid Kidnappers’ Hideout, Recover Arms, Ammunition In Delta

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Police Raid Kidnappers’ Hideout, Recover Arms, Ammunition In Delta

A frantic effort to arrest the criminal syndicate is ongoing

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command raided the kidnappers‘ hideout in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state and recovered arms, ammunition and charms.

This is contained in a statement by the Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the hideout located in an uncompleted building is a haven for kidnappers and armed robbers.

“Sequel to the numerous complaints from residents of Ekpan and environs on the antecedents of kidnappers and armed robbers in Ekpan, Warri, and environs, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass psc, ordered the deployment of CSP Aliyu Shaba to Ekpan Police Station with a clear mandate to sanitize the area and ensure that Ekpan and environs are safe for all resident.

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“Consequently, the newly posted DPO, acting on credible intelligence gathered on the hideout of suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, and the location of their weapons, on 03/07/2023 at about 1600hrs, led a combined team of policemen attached to Ekpan division and military personnel of 3 battalion Nigerian army Ekpan, on a sting operation and raided their hideout at Agadaga avenue off Jakpa road, Ekpan,”

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“A thorough search was conducted at an uncompleted building during which one (1) AK-47 Rifle with five (5) magazines loaded with One Hundred and Sixty-one (161) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one (1) Assault Rifle with two magazines loaded with fifty-nine (59) rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, two English pump-action guns, One Hundred and Ten (110) rounds of live cartridges, one (1) Double Barrel gun, one Single Barrel gun, one toy gun, cutlasses, and a bunch of charms wrapped in a cap were retrieved. A frantic effort to arrest the criminal syndicate is ongoing

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“The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass psc solicits maximum cooperation from members of the public, particularly Deltans, especially in the area of making available any useful information that will aid in crime fighting to the police.”

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