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Following killings, arsons, kidnapping, armed robbery, and attacks on innocent civilians and Policemen, Delta State Police Command conducted a sting operation and stormed the hideout of daredevil kidnappers and armed robbers around Kwale axis in the early hours of Saturday.

According to the Police, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, 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.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the State Police Spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, the hoodlums and the team engaged in a gunbattle but they were overpowered and ten suspected kidnappers and armed robbers were killed.

“ The hoodlums, armed with AK47 rifles and charms on sighting the Police, shot sporadically at them and the team equally engaged them in a fierce gun battle.

“ Due to the superior firepower of the Police, ten of the suspected kidnappers/armed robbers were successfully neutralized while others escaped with gunshot injuries. Five AK 47 rifles, six magazines, and 117 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered from them,” he said.

While assuring residents that the Command will continue to sustain this tempo, the CP urges members of the public, vigilantes, Anti-Cult volunteers, and other non State actors to continue to partner with the Police to ensure that the State will never be a safe haven for criminals.

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