Six kidnapped victims were rescued by the joint operatives of the police and military at Okutolo, Warri Sapele road in Delta State.
Delta police spokesperson, DSP, Bright Edafe revealed that the kidnappers, armed with AK-47 rifles, killed the driver and a female passenger of a Toyota Sienna bus with Plate No: BWR 301SU
He said the hoodlums shot and injured the driver and a woman; while other passenger were dragged into the bush, but the police and military personnel swiftly mobilized to the scene and went in pursuit of the kidnappers into the forest.
Edafe said, “The operatives did not relent as they gave the kidnappers a hot chase. The kidnappers, who could no longer withstand the pressure, quickly abandoned the victims, and fled”.
The patrol teams, he said successfully rescued six kidnapped passengers which include, Edoma Rita, Evelyn Chinwekwe, Believe Omoruyi, Linus Kojo, Idolo Christiana and Ojemudia Esthai.
The female passenger shot by the kidnappers were rushed to the hospital, but was later confirmed dead, while her body and that of the driver were deposited in the mortuary.
“Expended shells of 762, 39mm ammunition were recovered from the scene, as the polic are after the hoodlums for arrest and prosecution,” he said.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News