The Police Command in Delta, on Thursday confirmed it rescued 16 kidnap victims in Ogor, near Ughelli South LGA of Delta.
The Command spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, said in a statement in Asaba, that the victims were rescued on Wednesday.
“On March 3, 2021, at about 19.37 hrs, a distress call was received that about 16 workers of one Mr Zion Onofighe, a hotelier, were attacked by gunmen at his building site in Ogor, Ughelli.
“Patrol teams dispatched to the scene, later engaged the hoodlums in a shootout.
“They successfully rescued the hotelier and 16 workers unhurt.
“A Toyota Highlander jeep was also recovered from the scene,’’ Edafe stated.
The Police spokesman said that the command had launched a manhunt for the fleeing suspects.
Similarly, he said that the command recovered one AK-47 rifle from suspected robbers in Asaba after police operatives engaged the suspects in a gun battle in Asaba on Wednesday.
“A team of the command’s Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives raced to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.
“Two of the hoodlums were fatally shot and injured.
“They later died while others escaped.
“The Police recovered one AK-47 rifle from the suspects,’’ Edafe said.
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