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..... Recovers One AK-47 Rifle Loaded With Five Magazines, One Assault Rifle Loaded With Two Magazines, Two Pump Action Guns, Double Barrel, Two Hundred and Twenty Rounds Of Live Ammunition, One Hundred and Ten Rounds Of Cartridges.

Sequel to the numerous complaints from residents of Ekpan and environs on the antecedents of kidnappers and armed robbers in Ekpan, Warri, and environs, the Commissioner of Police Delta State,  CP Wale Abass psc, ordered the deployment of CSP Aliyu Shaba to Ekpan Police Station with a clear mandate to sanitize the area and ensure that Ekpan and environs are safe for all resident.

Consequently, the newly posted DPO, acting on credible intelligence gathered on the hideout of suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and the location of their weapons, on July 3, 2023 at about 1600hrs, led a combined team of policemen attached to Ekpan Division and military personnel of 3 battalion, Nigerian Army, Ekpan on a sting operation and raided their hideout at Agadaga Avenue off Jakpa road, Ekpan.

A thorough search was conducted at an uncompleted building during which one (1) AK-47 Rifle with five (5) magazines loaded with One Hundred and Sixty-one (161) rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, one (1) Assault Rifle with two magazines loaded with fifty-nine (59) rounds of 5.56mm ammunition, two English pump-action guns, One Hundred and Ten (110) rounds of live cartridges, one (1) Double Barrel gun, one Single Barrel gun, one toy gun, cutlasses, and a bunch of charms wrapped in a cap were retrieved. A frantic effort to arrest the criminal syndicate is ongoing.

The recovered arms & ammunitions

A statement issued and signed by the spokesman of the Command, DSP Bright Edafe reiterated the solicitation by CP Wale Abass psc for the maximum cooperation from members of the public, especially in the area of making available any useful information that will aid in crime fighting to the Police.

DSP Edafe gave the phone numbers of the Control Rooms to include:

1. 08036684974

2. 08125958005

3. 09053872287

4. 09155570007 ( PPRO’S OFFICE)

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