Delta State Police Command has on Monday said that its operatives killed a suspected kidnapper while also rescuing 13 victims.
The police spokesperson, Bright Edafe, disclosed the operation was carried out on Sunday and that the victims were unhurt.
He assured the command will hunt down fleeing members of the deadly gang.
He said, “On April 3, 2022, at about 8:40 hours, 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 Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Muhammed Ali directed that 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 an exchange of gunfire.
“In the process, 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 and one AK47 rifle was recovered.”