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Police kill one, arrest 2 during gunfire with kidnappers in Delta



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Nigerian Police

Officers of Abraka Police Station in Abraka town, Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State, on regular patrol around Campus 3 of Delta State University, DELSU, killed a suspected kidnapper During an exchange of gunfire and captured another with significant gunshot injuries.

Two other suspects were reported to have escaped from the crime scene as they rescued a kidnapped victim and reunited him with his family.

One AK-47 rifle with breech number 06571 without a magazine was recovered from the suspects.

DSP Bright Edafe, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the claim in a statement signed and made available on Monday.

He stated that the police, led by Divisional Police Officer, SP Fabian Ayameh, was informed of a group of four armed individuals operating in a silver Lexus SUV with registration number KSF 315 HF. On 11/06/2023, at about 2109 hours.


According to Edafe, “The team swiftly mobilized and went on the trail of the kidnappers.

“The suspects, noticing that the policemen were closing in on them, fired gunshots while trying to escape, and the police responded bravely.

“Due to the superior firepower of the police, their operational vehicle was successfully demobilised which made the hoodlums abandon the victim, jumped out of the vehicle, took to their heels in different directions while firing gunshots in a bid to escape.

“The combat-ready policemen engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel and successfully neutralized one of them, arrested another with serious gunshot injuries while two others escaped”.


He further stated that the “Manhunt for the other fleeing suspect is ongoing”.

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