From Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Delta state Police Command on Monday said it has secured the release of the three victims Kidnapped at Issele Azagba Community by Suspected Fulani herdsmen at the weekend.
The Police Commissioner in the state Hafiz Mohammed Inuwah who Confirmed this to Journalists at a media briefing in Asaba, said that the Police Operatives were on top of the situation to ensure the release of the remaining two that were also abducted by the hoodlums, adding that the three victims were released without ransom as those released are male and female. But Sources within the Community alleged that the Sum of N300, 000 was paid as ransom before the victims were released
The traditional ruler of the Community, HRM Obi Jideuwa Ijeh had told Journalists in the Community that the Kidnappers before accepting the offer to release the Victims, demanded for Suya, Pepper Soup, water and Six packs of take away, adding that the three victims released were Currently being admitted in the hospital for treatment, and appealed to Federal and state governments to Come to their aid
The police boss noted that there had been a remarkable Improvement on police public relations since he assumed Office in the state, and acknowledged that a higher level of peace and harmony had been attained in no small measures, especially in the area of Crime and its related activities
Also speaking to Journalists, the state Chairman of Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM, Obi Emmanuel Efeziomor 11, however urged Deltans to give information on Criminal elements and other situation likely to cause a breakdown of law and order to the police and other Security agencies
He challenged the security agencies to be up and doing in their game by evolving new strategies geared towards curtailing the activities of Criminal elements in the state and acknowledged with deep sense of satisfaction the efforts of government to protect the lives and Property of the people as exemplified with the establishment of 63 Nigerian Army Brigade headquarters in Asaba by the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai
On Lassa fever, Coronavirus, the traditional ruler Called on Deltans to observe simple health hygiene of regular hand wash as instructed by health experts and Commended the proactive measures of the state government to halt the disease from spreading to Delta state.
Investigation revealed that Issele Azagba Community is almost in desolate for fear of the unknown, especially during nightfall as unidentified Gunmen are alleged to be shooting sporadically into the air to keep residents awake with their two eyes open, while many these residents who for fear of not being Killed or Kidnapped, have fled the Community to Benin City, Edo state and abandoned their houses
The women who are mostly farmers have also abandoned their Farmlands to restrict themselves into their houses as no one is too sure at practice what might turn out to be with the Suspected Fulani herdsmen who suddenly turned their Community into Mecca of Sorts for nefarious activities