22nd May, 2022
The Delta State Police Command on Sunday said its operatives have shot 10 kidnappers and armed robbers dead during a gun-battle.
A statement issued by the command’s spokesman, Bright Edafe said the incident occurred on Saturday, May 21, 2022.
According to him, the exercise was carried out following killings, arsons, kidnapping, armed robbery, attacks on innocent civilians and policemen while on duty and their rifles taken away.
He said the command never relented on its effort towards arresting and ensuring that these hoodlums were brought to book.
Consequently, Edafe stated that the command went on intelligence-led investigation and on May 21, 2022, at about 5:00 a.m.
He explained that the Commissioner of Police Delta State detailed a combined team comprising the State anti-kidnapping/Cybercrime Squad, Dragon patrol teams, RRS Operatives, and Anti-Cult Volunteers from Agbor, Ekwoma, Igbodo, Ibusa, Abavo, Kwale respectively to undergo the operation.
Edafe added that the combined teams embarked on a sting operation and stormed the hideout of these dare-devil Kidnappers/armed robbers around Kwale Axis.
He disclosed that the hoodlums who were armed with AK-47 rifles and charms, on sighting the police, shot sporadically at them and the team equally engaged them in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in killing 10 of them.