Police rescue four kidnapped victims in Delta

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The officers of the Delta State Police Command have rescued no fewer than four kidnapped victims in Orerokpe, Okpe Local Government Area of the state.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this to newsmen in the Warri area of Delta State on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

Edafe said the victims were rescued by a combined team of police operatives attached to the Orerokpe Division, the troops of the Nigerian Army, and Orerokpe community vigilantes on Tuesday, September 12.

He stated that the victims, residents of Orerokpe community, were abducted on Monday, September 11, while on transit en route Eku-Abraka Road by Orerokpe Bridge.

The police spokesman disclosed that the incident was reported at the Orerokpe Division on Tuesday, adding that the suspects demanded a N10 million ransom.

Edafe said: “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Orerokpe division, CSP Paul Oboware, in a swift response led a team of Policemen, with support from the troops of the Nigerian Army and members of Oreorokpe community vigilantes.

“The rescue team, using technically generated intelligence, trailed the kidnappers into the adjoining bushes.

“They combed the bushes relentlessly, putting pressure on the kidnappers who on sighting the team abandoned the victims and took to their heels.

“Consequently, all the kidnapped victims were rescued and taken to the hospital where they were treated and discharged.”

Edafe said the victims have since reunited with their families, adding that efforts were ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.

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