By Charles Nwabardi
Police operatives in Delta State have rescued 11 passengers kidnapped by armed men dressed in army camouflage along the Ozoro/ Ughelli expressway, Delta State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Delta State command, Mr. Bright Edafe, said the kidnappers who were numbering five, armed with AK 47 rifles came out of the bush at Isoko Development Union (IDU) Roundabout along the expressway and opened fire on one Toyota Sienna with Reg. No. SMK 185 FU conveying the passengers from Ozoro to Ughelli.
The statement said that the hoodlums abducted 11 passengers, adding that the DPO of Oleh Division SP Paul Oboware, acting on information “mobilized and led a combined team of Police personnel, vigilante members and hunters to the scene.
“They condoned off and combed the surrounding bushes relentlessly which made the area uncomfortable for the hoodlums.
“Consequently, the suspected kidnappers abandoned the eleven 11 victims and fled.
“All the kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt and the vehicle was recovered. Effort is ongoing to apprehend the fleeing hoodlums.”