Wale Abass, Commissioner of Police, Delta State.

Ogheneochuko Okumagba

Delta State Police command says it foiled a kidnap attempt by a gang of four armed men in Abraka on Sunday 11th June.

The police rescued the kidnapped victim, killed one of the kidnappers who were heading to their hideout after abducting their target.

Police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe said the police received a distress call from a pump attendant in a fuel station where the person was kidnapped.

“The police were alerted by a fuel attendant of a kidnap incident at a filling station in Abraka, by a gang of four armed men operating in a silver coloured Lexus SUV with registration No. KSF 315 HF.”

“The police rescued the kidnapped victim and neutralized one of the suspects during a gun duel. Another suspects was arrested and one AK-47 rifle with breech No. 06571 without magazine was recovered. The victim was reunited with his family, and a manhunt for the other suspects is ongoing.”

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The Commissioner of Police, Delta State, CP Wale Abass, has commended the DPO Abraka and his team for their bravery and urged them to continue to work at that level.

The CP has assured Delta residents that the police would maintain peace and security in the state. The Commissioner reiterated that Delta State would be a hostile environment for criminals, and they would have to leave or face the consequences.