THE Edo State Police Command wishes to inform the general public that it’s not unaware of the skirmishes of kidnappers and other recalcitrant elements along Benin-Lagos road by Ogbemudia farm to this effect, the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations is currently leading an onslaught against bandits with tactical operational elements of the command to ensure that the road is free and safe for the commuters and the communities along that axis.
In the early hours of today, the Command received information from its Divisional Headquarters Okada, Edo state about the kidnap incident that occurred along the Benin-Lagos expressway, by Ogbemudia where hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers attacked an Audi car, green in colour and whisked away three passengers whose identities are yet to be ascertained, from the vehicle into the bush.
The Special anti-kidnapping Operation led by the DC Operations currently going on is to ensure the safe rescue of the victims and to intercept, neutralize or arrest the suspected kidnappers.
Similarly, in the ongoing Special Anti-kidnapping operations in other to get rid of the states of kidnappers and other criminal elements, the Divisional Police Officer of Jattu division of Edo state and its operatives on Thursday 21/07/2022 during a gun battle with kidnappers rescued unhurt a kidnapped victim, one Mohammed Jubril at Iyuku bush of Jattu community, Edo State and recovered one locally single barrel gun, one live cartridge and a cutlass from the kidnappers, who dropped it and escaped with gunshot injuries.
Meanwhile, robust bush combing of the area is ongoing to arrest the fleeing kidnappers.
The Commissioner of Police, Edo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, enjoin the general public to be confident, feel safe and go about their businesses as the command is on top of the situation. He further calls for a continuous collaborative work relationship between the Command and members of the public by way of availing the Command of credible and prompt information.
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