Delta State police command has so far demolished five buildings used by kidnappers as their operational bases and cells where their victims were kept in unlawful custody while demanding ransom, Delta State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, has said.
He also announced that 139 suspected robbers/kidnappers were arrested and 29 of such suspects were killed during gun battles, while 331 ammunition were recovered between January and April this year.
Briefing newsmen in Asaba, the commissioner of Police also paraded an army corporal attached to 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze at the state police command, Asaba for alleged gun-running, among several suspects in their net.
According to him, “in furtherance of its avowed intention to take the battle to the dens of kidnappers, Delta State police command with the full backing of the state government has commenced demolitions of identified operational bases and cells of kidnappers.”
“So far, five of these operational bases and their cells have been identified and demolished viz: Orogun – the house were the Accountant of Delta State Unviersity Abraka was unlawfully imprisoned by hoodlums before his eventual rescue, Ozoro – the house were Major General Peter Onode (rtd) was unlawfully imprisoned before his eventual rescue by security operatives”