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DELTA CP REACTS TO ALLEGED KIDNAPPING ALONG JESSE ROAD .... Directs DCP Operations To Assess Situation, Deploys Tactical Teams

"The kidnapping of twenty persons and the killing of ten persons as stated in the viral audio clip is false and an obvious exaggeration by the narrator." Delta Police Command Spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe

The Delta state Police Command Headquarters in Asaba, has reacted to the ongoing viral audio clip that has been trending across social media platforms, including WhatsApp.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Wale Abass psc, has directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, DCP Johnson Adenola, the Area Commanders of Agbor and Sapele Area Commands respectively to embark on an on-the-spot assessment of the Ugbehwore town in Jesse Ethiope West LGA, Delta State. 

CP Abass, in a statement issued and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Delta state, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Bright Edafe, disclosed that the top officers are to access the security architecture and identify grey areas where reinforcement is to be emplaced.

The CP also directed the immediate deployment of tactical teams to complement the efforts of the DPO in the area; to nip this ugly trend in the bud, and to ensure that road users ply the road without fear of being kidnapped.

The Command, while appreciating the effort of members of the public for bringing this to the attention of the command, wishes to debunk a part of the clip stating that twenty persons were kidnapped, and ten persons killed as false and an exaggeration of the happenings in the area.

The Command is working in close collaboration with the Edo State Police Command as the area in question is a boundary between Edo State and Delta State. 

"Members of the public are assured of the Command’s commitment to providing security for all and ensuring that our roads are completely safe for road users," the PPRO said..

In line with the popular saying: “IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING”, the Commissioner of Police Delta State CP Wale Abass solicits the support of members of the public by way of giving useful, credible, and timely information. 

He further reiterates that perpetrators of this heinous act are surely in cahoot with some indigenes of the land. Hence, he urges the traditional rulers, community heads, and local leaders to sensitize members of the community on the consequences of conspiring with criminals, and the legal implications.


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