The police in Delta State on Saturday rescued a kidnap victim in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.
The rescued man has been identified as James Emmanuel.
The police spokesperson in the state, Edafe Bright, said in Warri on Monday that officers attached to the Eagle Net Special Squad of the Police Command carried out the rescue operation.
“At about midnight on April 10, the Commander, Eagle Net Special Squad, received a distress call of an attempted robbery/kidnap at Usiefurun Community in Ughelli South LGA.
“The Commander mobilised operatives of the Eagle Net Special Squad to the area.
“The hoodlums on sighting the police opened fire. The police retaliated in full force and in the process, the hoodlums abandoned the victim and escaped with injuries,” Mr Bright, a deputy superintendent of police, said in a statement.
Mr Bright said the man was rescued and his snatched SUV recovered by the police.
The police spokesperson said the police were making efforts to arrest the fleeing suspects.
In another development, the Command arrested a 50-year-old man over possession of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The suspect was nabbed on April 8, 2021 at Okandeji Street, Warri South.
He was arrested with 552 wraps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and 102 wraps of skunk also called ‘SK.’
“The suspect has given useful information and investigation has commenced on possible links or recoveries so as to arrest other partners who might be involved in the illicit drug dealings,” Mr Bright stated.