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Police rescue six kidnapped passengers in Delta Community

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Tiamiyu Saheed Oluwatosin
calendar-icon Posted on: 2021-04-05 18:58:30
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The Policemen from the Orerokpe Divisional Headquarters assisted by the military patrol team in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State have successfully rescued six kidnapped passengers who were abducted by gunmen in Orerokpe Community.
The kidnapped passengers include Edoma Rita, Evelyn Chinwekwe, Believe Omoruyi, Linus Kojo, Idolo Christina and Ojemudia Esther, an injured passenger who was rushed to the hospital but was later confirmed dead on admission.
Her remains and that of the driver were deposited in a mortuary, Press can report.
The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by its Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Edafe Bright.
DSP Bright said the Divisional Police Officer, DPO got information on 03/04/2021 at about 1945hrs that a Toyota Sienna bus with Reg number BWR 301 SU was under attack by hoodlums armed with AK47 rifles at Okutolo Warri-Sapele road.
“They shot and injured the driver and a woman. Other passengers were dragged into the bush, the DPO SP Ojo Oluwole swiftly mobilized patrol teams, assisted by a military patrol team to the scene and went after the kidnappers in the forest.
“The men did not relent as they gave the kidnappers a hot chase, the hoodlums who could no longer withstand the pressure quickly abandoned the kidnapped victims and fled.”
According to DSP Bright, “Expended shells of 7.62, 39mm ammunition were recovered from the scene. Manhunt for the arrest of the hoodlums is ongoing while the commissioner of police is appealing to members of the public to avail the police with any useful information that will help to arrest the hoodlums.”

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