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Police gun down fleeing kidnapper, comb bush for others

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By Emma Amaize

WARR I –  POLICE in Delta State chased the nine-man kidnap gang, which shot dead three Prisons warders and rescued two of their members, Wednesday morning,  in Warri, to Kokori/Okpara Island in Ethiope -East Local Government Area and shot one of them dead.

A senior police officer told Vanguard at about 3.30 pm, “I can confirm to you that one of the suspected kidnappers who shot dead three warders and rescued two of their members in Warri, today, has been shot dead by the police police.”

“As I speak to you, joint teams of the police, army and vigilance group from the Kokori/Okpara Island are combing the bush for the kidnap syndicate; we are marching on foot in search of them because they are on foot too.

“They abandoned their vehicle and fled into the bush and the youths, who know the area are taking both the police and army deep into the forest, we are hunting for them, there is no retreat, no surrender, we are going to get them,” he said.

His words, “Kidnapping has reduced in Delta state in recent time and our aim is to reduced it drastically and wipe it out if possible. We cannot allow them to go far with this crime”.

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