A patrol team of the Delta State Police Command killed a kidnapper on Sunday and saved the victim unharmed.
The team, while on stop-and-search duty around Ebrumede Police Station, flagged down a Lexus Saloon Car (registration number withheld), but the occupants, on noticing the police, jumped down from the vehicle with a double barrel gun and took to their heels.
Some of the police operatives gave them a hot chase, during which one of them with the firearm was neutralised while others escaped.
On a closer look at the abandoned vehicle, a kidnapped victim was seen blindfolded.
He was immediately rescued by the operatives and taken to the police station, where he stated that he was kidnapped along Jakpa Road, Warri.
The suspected kidnappers using a tricycle hit his vehicle from behind, and in an attempt to confront them, they brought out the double-barreled gun and forced him into his own vehicle.
Before his rescue, he had already paid a ransom of N700,000, which was transferred to his abductors’ account.
DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed that the victim has been reunited with his family while a manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.