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Delta State Police Command, says that it has achieved commendable feats since it keyed into the vision and mission program of the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun.
These achievements the Command said were made between the Ist day in the month of July to October 2023.
At a Press briefing held inside the Command headquarter in Asaba, on October 10,2023, the Command’s helmsman, Commissioner of Police ,CP Wale Abass, told News Hunters ,that his Operatives bursted and arrested 13 Kidnappers, 72 Cultists and 7 Armed Robbers.
CP Abass, also said that 7 Kidnap Victims were rescued in the course of their operations, while the Command Recovered 54 Arms,286 Ammunition and 195 Cartridges within the months under review.
Part of his briefing Stated thus : “Part of my first major shake-up in the Command was the redeployment of the then DPO Ovwain Aladja to Ekpan owing to the volatile nature of that area. You will agree with me that Ekpan which used to be a troubled area is now very safe and residents can now go about their lawful businesses”.
“In the month of September 2023, I directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations to embark on on-the-spot assessment of the Jesse Road where kidnapping was gradually becoming the order of the day”.
” Consequently, security strategies were reviewed culminating in the deployment of DOPS Buffalo team, tactical teams and the Command’s Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad to the area”.
“The strategy paid out as within few days of its emplacement, some suspected kidnappers were arrested while a good number of Assault rifles were recovered”.
“Below is a summary of achievements of the command in numerical statistics:
No. of kidnappers arrested:13.No. armed robbers arrested:7.No of cultist arrested: 72.No of firearms recovered:54.No of kidnapped victims rescued:9.No of ammunition recovered: 286.No of cartridges recovered: 195″
Abass , used the opportunity of his press briefing to appreciate the State Government for what he described as “its unwavering support to the Command”.
He further commended the various sister security agencies for their continuous collaboration with his Command.
Concluding, he stated, “My indebtedness also goes to residents who have continued to support the Command by providing us with useful, timely and credible information”.
He however warned youths in the State to desist from jungle justice. “Apart from being an act of self-help, jungle justice is barbaric. It festers a circle of violence and lawlessness thereby sabotaging the prospect of having the fundamental human rights of the victims protected. In several instances, victims of self-help are attacked based on frivolous allegations without being allowed access to fair hearing”.
Finally he noted that his ” Command will no longer tolerate this human right abuse, as anyone who engages in such practice will be identified, fished out and dealt with in accordance with the law”.