Police react to viral video of suspected kidnapping incident in Delta 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Police in Delta State have reacted to a video circulating on some social media platforms about a young man narrating how he was allegedly kidnapped in the Asaba area of the State. 

The Police said his men have commenced investigation as the victim has incidented the matter at one of the Divisions. 

In his updates on Sunday, September 17, 2023, spokesperson, Delta State Police Command, Bright Edafe, assured members of the public that the matter will be looked into. 

“The Command is aware of the viral video clip circulating on WhatsApp and other social media platforms of a young man narrating how he was allegedly kidnapped in Asaba. 

” Though in recent times the command has not recorded or received any reports of kidnapping in the Asaba metropolis, however, the testimony of the narrator is particularly disturbing. 

” The victim has reported to the police and the DPO ‘A’ Division Asaba alongside the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad are currently working on available details to unravel and arrest the suspects.

” The Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass PSC has directed the Asaba Area  Commander to coordinate an intensive and confidence-building patrol around the metro.

” In compliance with this directive, deployments of combat operatives were drawn from Dragon Patrol, Safer Highway, Eagle-Net, Raiders, Safe Delta, and Rapid Response Squad (RRS). In the same vein, the command’s Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad (SAKCCS) has been mandated to go all out and arrest the perpetrators, while operatives of SIB have been deployed to embark on undercover policing duties and intelligence gathering.

“The CP reaffirms and assures residents in the State of the Command’s commitment to providing security for all and ensuring that the entire state is safe. Members of the public are urged to go about their lawful business while monitoring their environment and report any suspicious person or movement to the Police.”


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