The effort of the Delta state commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, to reduce crime in the state, is fast yielding result as the command has recorded another major breakthrough in the fight against criminals.
On March 3, 2021, acting on a tip off, that some group of armed robbers/kidnappers were sited opposite Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) office Asaba, a team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives, raced to the scene and engaged the hoodlums in a gun duel.
In a statement by the police public relations officer, Bright Edafe, two of them were fatally injured and later died, while others escaped. One AK47 rifle with BREECH No. 19567, and two Magazines with 18 rounds of live ammunition were recovered.
On same day, at about 1937hrs, a distress call was received that workers of one Zion Onofighe ‘m’, a hotelier, of Zion compound Abraka were being attacked by gun men at his site in Ogor, Ughelli.
Patrol teams dispatched to the scene, engaged the hoodlums in a shootout. They rescued the hotelier and sixteen (16) workers unhurt. Also a Toyota highlander jeep was also recovered from the scene. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects is ongoing.