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Operatives of the Delta State Police Command in a sting operation with the Army have stumbled on on a Cache Of Arms and Ammunition believed to have been abandoned by fleeing criminal elements.
This major breakthrough recorded is part of the onslaughts against crime and criminality in the State.
Arms and ammunition recovered are One AK – 47 Rifle loaded with five magazines, two pump Action guns, one Assault Rifle loaded with two magazines, Double barrel guns, two hundred and twenty rounds of live ammunition and one hundred and ten rounds of cartridges.
According to the statement signed and dispatched to News Planet International by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Bright Edafe, the operation was sequel to the numerous complaints from residents of Ekpan and environs on the antecedents of kidnappers and armed robbers in Ekpan, Warri, and environs.
Hence the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Wale Abass , ordered the deployment of CSP Aliyu Shaba to Ekpan Police Station with a clear mandate to sanitize the area and ensure that Ekpan and environs are safe for all resident.
Consequently, the DSP Edafe said, ” the newly posted DPO, acting on credible intelligence gathered on the hideout of suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, and the location of their weapons, on 03/07/2023 at about 1600hrs, led a combined team of policemen attached to Ekpan division and military personnel of 3 battalion Nigerian army Ekpan, on a sting operation and raided their hideout at Agadaga avenue off Jakpa road, Ekpan, where a thorough search was conducted at an uncompleted building during which one (1) AK-47 Rifle with five (5) magazines loaded with One Hundred and Sixty-one (161) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one (1) Assault Rifle with two magazines loaded with fifty-nine (59) rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, two English pump-action guns, One Hundred and Ten (110) rounds of live cartridges, one (1) Double Barrel gun, one Single Barrel gun, one toy gun, cutlasses, and a bunch of charms wrapped in a cap were retrieved. A frantic effort to arrest the criminal syndicate is ongoing”.
CP Wale Abass , therefore solicited maximum cooperation from members of the public, particularly Deltans, especially in the area of making available any useful information that will aid in crime fighting to the Police.
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