Police launch manhunt for kidnappers in Delta

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The Delta State Police Command has launched a manhunt for kidnappers in the state, especially in Asaba, the state capital, and its environs.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, stated this on Sunday while reacting to a viral video of a young man who was allegedly kidnapped in Asaba.

He said, “The Command is aware of the viral video clip circulating on WhatsApp and other social media platforms of a young man narrating how he was allegedly kidnapped in Asaba.

“Though in recent times, the command has not recorded or received any report of kidnapping in the Asaba metropolis, however, the testimony of the kidnapped victim is particularly disturbing.

“The victim has reported to the police and the DPO ‘A’ Division Asaba, alongside the Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad are currently working on available details to unravel and arrest the suspects.”

“The Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass, has directed the Asaba Area Commander to coordinate an intensive and confidence-building patrol around the metropolis.

“In compliance with this directive, deployments of combat operatives were drawn from Dragon Patrol, Safer Highway, Eagle-Net, Raiders, Safe Delta, and Rapid Response Squad.

“In the same vein, the command’s Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad has been mandated to go all out and arrest the perpetrators, while operatives of SIB have been deployed to embark on undercover policing duties and intelligence gathering,” Edafe added.

He reaffirmed the command’s commitment to providing security for all and ensuring that the entire state is safe, urging members of the public to go about their lawful business while monitoring their environment and reporting any suspicious person or movement to the police.

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