Delta State police patrol team has killed a kidnapper and rescued the victim unhurt.
The team attached to Ebrumede Police station while on stop and search duty flagged down a Lexus Saloon Car (reg. number withheld) but the occupants on noticing the police, jumped down from the vehicle with a double barrel gun and took to their heels.
Some of the police operatives gave them a hot chase during which one of them bearing the firearm was neutralised while others escaped.
On a closer look at the abandoned vehicle, a kidnapped victim was seen blindfolded and was immediately rescued by the operatives and taken to the police station where he stated that he was kidnapped along Jakpa Road, Warri.
The suspected kidnappers using a tricycle hit his vehicle from behind, and in an attempt to confront them, they brought out the double barrel gun and forced him into his own vehicle.
Before he was rescued, he had already paid sum of N700,000 ransom to their account through bank transfer.
DSP Bright Edafe, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), confirmed that the victim has been reunited with his family while manhunt for the other fleeing suspects is ongoing.
He said CP Wale Abass while applauding the gallantry of the policemen, urged other officers of the command to follow suit and exhibit courage in line of their respective duties.
“Members of the public should continue to trust, and partner with the police especially in the area of information. The Police cannot do it alone without the support of the community,” Abass stated.