Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have killed ten suspected kidnappers and armed robbers during a raid in a criminal hideout in Kwale area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 22, said the operation was carried out by a combined team comprising of the State Anti-kidnapping/Cybercrime Squad, Dragon patrol teams, RRS Operatives, and Anti-Cult Volunteers.
“Following killings, Arsons, Kidnapping, armed robbery, attack on innocent civilians and policemen while on duty and their rifles taken away, the Command never relented on its effort towards arresting and ensuring that these hoodlums are brought to book,” the statement read.
“Consequently, the Command went on intelligence led investigation and on 21/5/2022 at about 0500 hours, the Commissioner of Police Delta State detailed a combined team comprising of the State Anti-kidnapping/Cybercrime Squad, Dragon patrol teams, RRS Operatives, and Anti-Cult Volunteers from Agbor, Ekwoma, Igbodo, Ibusa, Abavo, Kwale respectively
“The combined teams embarked on a sting operation and stormed the hideout of these dare devil Kidnappers/ armed robbers around Kwale Axis. The Hoodlums who were armed with AK47 rifles and charms on sighting the Police shot sporadically at them and the team equally engaged them in a fierce gun battle.
“Due to the superior firepower of the Police, ten of the suspected kidnappers/armed robbers were successfully neutralized while others escaped with gunshot injuries. Five AK 47 rifles, six magazines and one hundred and seventeen (117) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered from them.”
The CP while assuring residents that the Command will continue to sustain this tempo, also urged members of the public, vigilantes, Anti-Cult volunteers and other non State actors to continue to partner with the Police with a view to ensuring that Delta state will never be a safe haven for criminals.