Thirteen travelers who were abducted by daredevil gunmen in Ubulu-Uku community in Delta state today April 3, have been rescued unhurt.
According to a statement released by DSP Bright Edafe, spokesperson of the state police command says at about 8am today, information got to the Command that a gang of daredevil kidnappers intercepted a fourteen-seater bus with reg no M831-FJK along Aniagbala Community via Ubulu-uku express road in Aniocha south LGA, conveying sixteen occupants, kidnapped thirteen of the passengers and taken to the bush.
Edafe said the state Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali directed that the DPO Ogwashi-Uku Division lead men into the bush and ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt and also arrest the suspects.
Accoridng to the spokesperson, the DPO, CSP Mohammed Naallah swiftly led a combined team of Police operatives and Vigilantes into the bush and gave the hoodlums a hot chase which led to an exchange of gunfire. One of the suspects was hit and died on the spot while the other members of the gang escaped with bullet injuries. All thirteen kidnapped victims were rescued alive and unhurt and One AK47 rifle was recovered.
The spokesperson added that the bush is still being combed with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang.