Operatives of the Delta State Police Command and a combined team have rescued eleven passengers that were kidnapped along the Ughelli—Ozoro highway on Sunday.
Focus Naija can report that the victims were traveling in a sienna when hoodlums armed with AK-47 rifles and dressed in army camouflage emerged from the bush at Idu roundabout and opened fire on them.
According to a press statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, the DPO of Oleh Division, Paul Oboware mobilized police patrol teams, vigilantes and hunters to the scene upon receiving the information.
It was gathered that the abductors were forced to abandon their victims as operatives followed their trail, cordoned off the area and searched the surrounding bushes frantically.
The statement reads;
On the 14/11/2021 at about 1936hrs, acting on information received that hoodlums numbering about five (5) on army camouflage uniform armed with AK 47 rifles came out of the bush at Idu roundabout along Ozoro/ Ughelli expressway opened fire on one Toyota Seinna with Reg. No. SMK 185 FU conveying passengers from Ozoro to Ughelli.
The hoodlums abducted eleven (11) passengers. The DPO Oleh Division SP Paul Oboware mobilized and led a combined team of Police patrol teams, vigilante and hunters to the scene.
They condoned off and combed the surrounding bushes relentlessly which made the area uncomfortable for the hoodlums.
Consequently, the suspected Kidnappers abandoned the eleven (11) victims and fled. The Eleven kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt and the vehicle recovered. Effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums.