In a daring operation, Edo State Police Command operatives stormed
Scorpion Hills in the Egbisi Forest, Edo State on January 12th, 2023, and rescued a kidnap victim, neutralized two of their abductors, and recovered a total of forty-nine rounds of AK 47 live ammunition.
Recall that on January 9th, 2023, a group of hoodlums had ambushed motorists and abducted the President of the Igueben area Customary Court, Mrs. Precious Aigbonga, on the Benin-Ugoneki-Eguaholor-Ugieghudu-Ebelle Road by Egbisi-Eguaholor in Edo State
Following this unfortunate development, the Commissioner of Police
Edo State Command, CP Muhammed A.Dankwara,
immediately mobilized police tactical teams and the Divisional Police
Officer(DPO) of Ehor and gave them a marching order.
The teams that worked in collaboration with the military, Edo State
Security Network, local vigilantes, and hunters in the community were able to rescue the victim.
Sadly, DSP Michael Adams, who was attached to the Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber Crime Unit of the Command, felt unwell and died within a short period after the operation.
Similarly, the Command also successfully rescued two male employees of the Igueben Train Station and reunited them with their families. The duo were amongst those abducted during the train attack on January 7th, 2023.
The CP, while expressing regret on the loss of DSP Michael Adams, who died after a successful operation, extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased officer.
SP CHIDI NWABUZOR,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER(PPRO), EDO STATE COMMAND, BENIN CITY.