By Sola Omoniyi, Lagos
The men of Nigeria police, Delta State Police Command have apprehended suspected armed Robbers and recovered three pistols and three locally made guns.
This is according to a statement signed by DSP Edafe Bright, Delta State Public Relations Officer.
Edafe maintained that the apprehension is a reflection of the determination to capture criminals operating within Delta State and its environs.
It was reported that the Ember Months Special Operation Team emplaced by Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass psc, have been recording successes in the fight against crime and criminality especially in the metropolis.
“The Ember months special operations team comprises all tactical formations (RRS, Raiders, CP- Decoy, Eagle net, Safer highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cybercrime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad) led by their various commanders, and also the DPO’s of each division who were directed by the CP to personally lead their men to carry out intensive stop and search duty across the State. He stated
“The Assistant Commissioner of Police operations and the various Area commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities. All these factors have contributed immensely to the Peace the State is enjoying.
“The recent achievement was recorded on 24/10/2023 at about 2120hrs when a team led by SP Inyere Elias Chinedu were on night patrol along Asaba – Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filing Station, they intercepted a commercial shuttle bus (REG NUMBER UNKNOWN) with four male passengers.
“During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol, and one dagger, were recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u. The suspect and exhibits are in custody, and an investigation has commenced. Efforts are being intensified to track down members of his gang and recover other weapons. Similarly on 22/10/2023 at about 2120hours, while sector ‘C’ of the ember months patrol were on stop and search duty along the Asaba-Benin expressway, they intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers, and upon search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them. Suspects were arrested immediately, and they have since been charged in court.
“The Command has so far arrested a total of six suspected armed robbers, some of which have been charged to court, while two English-made pistols and four locally made guns have been recovered. He added
However, the Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, reiterates that it is the primary duty of the police to ensure that lives and properties are safe at all times.
He appeals to the public to play pivotal roles that will help the police carry out their duties effectively by reaching out to the police over any suspicious movements or persons in their environment.