Delta Police Retrieve Weapons From Criminals Terrorising Warri

Delta State Police Command Retrieves Weapons Seized from Suspected Hoodlums Creating Panic in Warri and Surrounding Areas

In a recent development, the Delta State Police Command has successfully confiscated a cache of weapons believed to belong to suspected hoodlums who have been causing fear and disorder in the city of Warri and its neighboring regions.

This announcement was disclosed through an official statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe. The statement was disseminated via their X (formerly Twitter) account on Monday.

According to the statement, the proactive action took place on Wednesday, August 16th, 2023, around 1600hrs, based on credible intelligence gathered about the nefarious activities of criminal elements operating within the localities of Warri, Udu, Koko, and their vicinity. Leading the operation, CSP Aliyu Shaba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ekpan Division, spearheaded a Surveillance Team in tracking down the hoodlums. This pursuit ultimately led to the identification of the hoodlums’ hideout, situated at Aladja Grammar School in Aladja Town, Udu Local Government.

“However, upon sighting the police, the hoodlums took to their heels; a search was conducted immediately around the uncompleted building and a sack bag was found.

“Upon searching the sack bag, the following items were recovered: one AK47 Rifle, one magazine loaded with seven (7) rounds of 7.62mm Ammunitions, one English pump action gun with three (3) live cartridges, and two cut-to-size Double Barrel Gun.

“In a similar occurrence, on the 20th of August, 2023 at approximately 1509hrs, the DPO Ekpan received a phone call from one Alhaji (name withheld) of Warri Sapele Road.

“It was revealed that some persons were sighted suspiciously within the yard. However, the civilian security/operatives in the yard flashed their torchlight on the suspected criminals who immediately fled and abandoned a sack.

“Upon close look into the sack, two locally made single barrel guns, all detachable with 18 live cartridges. The DPO detailed the men of the division to the scene, where firearms and ammunition were recovered and registered as exhibits. Efforts are on to trace and identify the hoodlums still at large.”

He added that effort was on to identify and apprehend the hoodlums.

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