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Police rescue abducted couple, kill two suspects in Delta

Police rescue abducted couple, kill two suspects in Delta
May 31
18:11 2023

The police command in Delta says its officers rescued a couple abducted by suspected kidnappers on Wednesday.

Bright Edafe, the spokesperson of the command, said the operatives who were led by Aliyu Shaba, a divisional police officer (DPO), killed two suspects in the process of rescuing the victims.

He said that the police officers attached to the Ovwian/Aladja division, Udu LGA received a distress call on May 31, that suspected kidnappers had abducted a couple on the DSC/Effurrun expressway in Warri.

“On May 31, 2023, at about 1:20 pm, Shaba led operatives from Ovwian Aladja division on a confidence-building proactive patrol on the DSC/Effurrun road,” he said.


“During the patrol, the DPO received a distress call that a man and his wife were kidnapped and their Lexus SUV was taken also.

“The DPO swiftly trailed the suspected kidnappers and eventually intercepted the vehicle on Warri-Sapele road.”

The command spokesperson said the suspected kidnappers engaged the police team in a gun battle, noting that two of them were killed while the rest abandoned the vehicle and escaped.


He said one AK-47 rifle with breach number 16869; 46 rounds of 7.62 live ammunition; one pump action gun and 13 live cartridges were recovered from them.

Edafe said that the command’s operatives were trailing the fleeing suspects with a view to apprehending them.

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