Asaba – The Police Command in Delta has rescued a seven-year old boy from kidnappers in Asaba, Delta, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikechukwu Aduba, said.

Aduba  told newsmen in Asaba on Thursday that the police also arrested nine armed robbery and kidnapping suspects in the last two days.

“We have recovered arms and ammunition and 30 vehicles and working hard to rid the state of hoodlum,.’’ He said.

On the rescued boy, Aduba explained that “after robbing his parents, the robbers took him away in a Lexus Jeep to Ogbe-Ijor Water Side.

`The police accosted the hoodlums and they abandoned their boat, the jeep and the boy and escaped.

“The police attacked another hoodlum’s hideout and rescued two males from kidnappers at Oworhodo village, in Udu, on April 4.

“The items recovered from them included 16 rounds of 9mm live ammunition and eight rounds of live cartridges,” the commissioner said.

He  said that the armed robbery suspects were arrested in Asaba, Aladja, Agbor and Ughelli areas and added that efforts were being made to arrest others now at large.

The commissioner called on the public to assist the police and not to rush to pay ransom to  hoodlums when their relations were kidnapped.

He said that without useful information the police could not work effectively.

Aduba commended Mrs Winifred Akpani, the Managing Director North West Petroleum and Gas Company Limited for donating two Toyota Hilux Vans to the Divisional Police Headquarters, Ibusa, to enhance security in the area. (NAN)

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