The Delta State Police Command says its special operations for the Ember Months have so far led to the arrest of a total of six suspected armed robbers, some of whom have been charged to court, while two English-made pistols and four locally made guns have been recovered.
The spokesperson for the Command, DSP Bright Edafe in a statement on Sunday said the special Ember Months operations are being carried out by the Ember Months Special Operation Team put in place by Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass to combat crimes, especially in the metropolis.
“The Ember months special operations team comprised of all tactical formations (RRS, Raiders, CP- Decoy, Eagle net, Safer highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cybercrime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad) led by their various commanders, and also the DPO’s of each division who were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the State.
“The Assistant Commissioner of Police operations and the various Area commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities. All these factors have contributed immensely to the Peace the State is enjoying.
“The recent achievement was recorded on 24/10/2023 at about 2120hrs when a team led by SP Inyere Elias Chinedu were on night patrol along Asaba-Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filing Station, they intercepted a commercial shuttle bus (REG NUMBER UNKNOWN) with four male passengers.
“During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol, one dagger, was recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u. The suspect and exhibits are in custody, and investigation has commenced. Efforts are being intensified to track down members of his gang and recover other weapons.
“Similarly on 22/10/2023 at about 2120hours, while sector ‘C’ of the ember months patrol were on stop and search duty along Asaba-Benin expressway, they intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers, and upon search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them. Suspects were arrested immediately, and they have since been charged to court,” said the Delta Police image-maker.