Operatives of the Delta State Police Command on Sunday gunned down a member of daredevil kidnappers that intercepted a fourteen-seater bus along Aniagbala Community via Ubulu-Uku express road in Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.
A statement by the Command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe said the bus with reg no M831-FJK was conveying sixteen occupants when the kidnappers struck and abducted thirteen of the passengers and took them into the bush.
“The Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali directed that the DPO Ogwashi-Uku Division to lead men into the bush and ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt and also arrest the suspects.
“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 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 bush is still being combed with a view to arresting the other fleeing members of the gang,” said the Police statement.