Police rescue 11 kidnap victims in Delta

11 kidnap victims have been rescued by the Delta State Police Command in a bush at Idu roundabout along Ozoro/Ughelli expressway.


The kidnappers numbering about five and said to be in army camouflage uniform and armed with AK 47 rifles, reportedly opened fire on a Toyota Sienna with Reg. No. SMK 185 FU, which was conveying passengers from Ozoro to Ughelli. It was gathered that they abducted all the passengers. 


Following a distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Oleh Division, SP Paul Oboware mobilized and led a combined team of police patrol teams, vigilante and hunters to the scene.


They condoned off and combed the surrounding bushes relentlessly, making the kidnappers to abandon their victims. The state police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe added that 11 kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt from the scene, and the vehicle recovered.


Edafe also revealed that efforts are ongoing to apprehend the fleeing suspects.