Policemen attached to Orerokpe Division on visibility patrol along Warri-Sapele Road by Okwuovo and Egborede communities in Delta State rescued three kidnap victims unhurt.
The victims (names withheld) whose ages are 40, 49 and 54 respectively have been reunited with their families according to the Police.
The incident occurred on New Year’s eve at 1:20 am.
Newspot learnt that police on duty sighted some persons being dragged into the bush and responded promptly.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement confirmed: “The operatives suspected that they may have been kidnapped, so they trailed them into the bush. The hoodlums, upon realizing that the policemen were closing in on them, opened fire on the team, and the police team equally responded.
“The hoodlums who could not withstand the firepower of the operatives abandoned the victims and escaped.”
DSP Edafe also confirmed that police are searching for the fleeing suspects.