A female kidnap victim, Caroline Efe, has been rescued unhurt from her abductors in Delta State.
Efe, 38-year-old, was rescued by operatives from Orerokpe Police Division in Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State after receiving a timely distress call.
Confirming the feat in a statement, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Delta Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the incident occurred last Sunday, June 6, at about 9:45 p.m.
According to him, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Orerokpe Division, received a timely distressed call from an unknown caller that four armed men, suspected to be kidnappers, shot sporadically at Biokoro Extension and kidnapped one Efe Caroline ‘f’ 38yrs.
“Consequently, police operatives from Orerokpe Division were quickly detailed to the area. The operatives, on getting to the scene, sighted the hoodlums and gave them a hot chase, engaged them in a shootout at Okujorogun Community.
“They were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the Police. Consequently, the hoodlums abandoned the victim and fled, and the victim was rescued unhurt.”
DSP Edafe quoted the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, as saying that the timely information provided by a member of the public, made it possible for urgent rescue of the victim.
“It’s pertinent to state that timely information to the police is vital in combating crimes, as continuous cooperation with members of the public has been of immense help to the command.
“The CP is urging members of the public to continue to partner with the police in this direction,” he pleaded.
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