The Edo State Police Command through its Uronigbe Divisional Headquarters, in Orhihonwon local government area, Edo state on 13 August 2022 rescued 33 kidnapped victims, 32 of them were mostly children, along the Benin-Agbor expressway.
Available report indicates that hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers emerged from the bush on Agbor, Uronigbe, Obiaruku expressway and kidnapped occupants of a Toyota Hiace bus travelling from Agbor to Warri, with reg number DT513B2 conveying football players of Itugbe Kings Club, Warri Delta state and whisked them into the bush. at about 1806hrs on 12 August 2022.
On receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer immediately mobilised his team of police operatives in collaboration with the Military, local Vigilantes and the tactical team from Delta State Police Command at the state boundary and swung into action.
The combined team embarked on rigorous bush combing which lasted for several hours resulting in the rescue of 32 of the victims unhurt. While they were been profiled to ensure that all were rescued, it was discovered that 5 were still missing. Intense bush combing is to rescue the other five victims unhurt.
Earlier the hoodlums had attacked the two occupants of one Toyota Corolla car with registration number EDL642DL, travelling from Bayelsa to Agbor, one of the occupants, Ibegu Daguapu (Male) was shot in his right shoulder.
The victim is receiving treatment at the medical facility.
The Edo State Police Command has been recording successes against Criminals and Criminal activities and this is the second time in the last few days that victims of Kidnapping will be rescued by operatives of the command.
The State has been facing enhanced insecurity due to its strategic position as the gateway to most parts of the Country like the South South from the Soutwest and the SouthEast from the Southwest and the Northern parts of the Country.