Operation flush out kidnappers: One suspected kidnapper dies as Police tackles gang in Delta 

CITIZENS COMPASS –Delta State Police Command has cracked down on a gang of four suspected kidnappers inthe Ughelli area of the State killing one in the process.

This was in response to the incessant kidnapping in Ughelli axis, which necessitated the change in the security architecture through the deployment of a new Divisional Police Officer (DPO) to the area by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufem, who also deployed a special operations team led by ASP Julius Robinson with a clear mandate to flush out kidnappers in the area.

The special team was said to have cracked down on the gang during an operation.

This followed credible intelligence gathered over a period and an in-depth technical intelligence related to the kidnapping of a male victim (name withheld) on May 17, 2024, at his residence in Ajaokota, Ughelli South LGA, and was later murdered by the kidnappers.

The operatives on the special assignment cracked down on the deadly kidnapping syndicate responsible for the act on July 1, 2024, at about 1200hrs  and arrested one Ismaila Umaru 28yrs ‘m’ of Kekura Village In Awe LGA of Nasarawa State but resident of Oghara town by Power Line, Delta State.

While giving details about the operation, spokesperson of the Command, SP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Saturday, said, “On 04/07/2024 at about 2030hrs the suspect led operatives to the arrest of two other gang members namely Chede Mohammed ‘m’ 18yrs, a native of Nasarawa State but resident of Agwara in Ughelli South LGA of Delta State and Mohammadu Sani ‘m’ 26yrs a native of Banbiru area of Abuja but resident at Upper Agbarho Area of Ughelli North.

“Acting on their confession at about 0530hrs of 05/07/2024, the operative stormed the bush by Oviri-ogor where they encountered an attack from other gang members where one of the suspects hiding in the bush sustained serious gunshot injuries and was taken to the hospital where he died while receiving treatment.

“One AK 49 rifle recovered in the hideout and investigation is ongoing.”

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