Operatives of Delta state police command have neutralized two suspected kidnappers who are members of a gang terrorizing Warri and its environs.


The police operatives of ‘B’ Division Warri patrol team, while on night surveillance patrol duty along Okumagba Estate roundabout in Warri South LGA,on December 24,2022, intercepted a tricycle with two male occupants, and subjected them to a search.

Three live cartridges concealed under the seat of the tricycle were recovered. 

The suspects confessed to be members of a five man kidnapping syndicate operating around Warri and its environs.

Acting on their confessions, on December 25,2022, the suspects led Police operatives to their hideout at a house located along Upper Erejuwa Street, where one AK49 rifle, one locally made double barrel long gun, two machetes were confiscated.

On their way back to the Police Station, the two suspects jumped out of the moving Police Hilux vehicle in an attempt to escape, but the Policemen gave them a hot chase. In a bid to demobilize them, they were maimed by the operatives, and rearrested.

The suspects gave up the ghost while they were being taken to the hospital.

Meanwhile, manhunt for the other members of the gang is ongoing.


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