Police Kill Four Suspected Kidnappers, Recovers AK-47 Rifle In Delta


Four gunmen suspected to be kidnappers responsible for some recent attacks in Jesse, the commercial hub centre of Ethiope west local government area of Delta State were shot and killed by police operatives.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Edafe Bright, on Wednesday September 20th 2023, disclosed that the police recovered one AK47 rifle with 25 rounds of live ammunition.

The police spokesperson, said the operatives encountered the hoodlums along the Jesse axis of Delta State and Igueleba axis of Edo State.

According to him, “On 12th September 2023, the State Commissioner of Police, CP. Wale Abass PSC, directed the deployment of operatives of the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad {SAKCCS} and DOPS Bufallo team among others to the area.

“On 18th September 2023, during a joint patrol along Jesse – Igueleba in Edo State, the team encountered a gang of armed bandits who laid wait in the bush to attack and kidnap unsuspecting motorists.

“The hoodlums who apparently sighted the police team, fired at the front tyre of the lead pickup van, thus demobilizing the vehicle.

“They were swiftly engaged in a gun duel by members of the police team.

“The armed men eventually succumbed to the superior firepower of the policemen who pursued them into the deep forest during which four {04} suspected kidnappers were fatally wounded.

“The wounded suspects were taken to the hospital for treatment where they were later certified dead”.

The image maker said the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass while applauding the gallantry of the men admonished them to do more and sustain the tempo in the fight against kidnapping and other vices.

He also appealed to members of the public to provide the command with credible information that would help the police in this fight.


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