Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Abass Wale, has directed the immediate deployment of tactical team to curb the State capital over renewed development of kidnappers.
The directed was disclosed on Sunday September 17th 2023, by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Edafe Bright, in a press statement to newsmen.
He said: “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”.