Police rescue two kidnap victims in Delta

The police command in Delta has rescued two kidnap victims in the Ibada-Elume community in Sapele Local Government Area of the state

The spokesman of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, told journalists on Tuesday in Warri that the victims were rescued on Monday, the same day they were abducted.

Mr Edafe said the feat was achieved with the combined team of police operatives attached to the Sapele division, the Sapele Area Command Tactical Team, and local vigilantes.

He said operatives responded after the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Sapele Division, received information that there was a kidnapping incident on the Warri-Sapele expressway. 

“Upon receipt of the complaint, the DPO immediately mobilised a combined team from the Division, Area Command tactical team, and vigilantes.

“The DPO led the team to the bush in Ibada-Elume, including the swampy areas.

“At about 4:10 p.m. on the same date, the hoodlums, on noticing that the team was closing in on them, abandoned their victims and took to their heels,” he said.

Mr Edafe said the two kidnap victims were rescued unhurt, adding that they had since been reunited with their families.

He said that the command was on the trail of the fleeing suspects to apprehend them.