The “Ember Months” Special Operation Team recently set up by Delta State Police Commissioner, Wale Abass has arrested six suspected armed robbers in Asaba, the Delta State capital.
The Command’s Spokesman, Bright Edafe made this known on Sunday in state.
Edafe disclosed that some ammunition were recovered during the operation.
He added that the team has recorded successes in the fight against crime and criminality especially in the metropolis.
He said the Ember months special operations team comprises of all tactical formations RRS, Raiders, CP- Decoy, Eagle net, Safer highway, Safe Delta, Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cybercrime Squad, Crack Squad, CP monitoring and CP X-squad led by their various commanders.
He said, “The Assistant Commissioner of Police operations and the various Area commanders were equally directed by the CP to ensure strict supervision and monitoring of their activities. All these factors have contributed immensely to the Peace the State is enjoying.
“On October 24, 2023 a team led by SP Inyere Chinedu were on night patrol along Asaba – Benin Expressway by Rain Oil Filling Station, and intercepted a commercial shuttle bus with four male passengers.
“During a search of the bus, one English Beretta pistol, one dagger, was recovered from one of the occupants identified as Ishiaku Ya’u.
“The suspect and exhibits are in custody, and investigation has commenced while efforts are being intensified to track down members of his gang and recover other weapons”.
Similarly, sector ‘C’ of the ember month patrol was on stop and search duty along Asaba-Benin expressway, and again intercepted a shuttle bus with two male passengers.
According to Edafe, upon search of the passengers, one locally made cut-to-size gun, and two live cartridges were recovered from them.
Edafe said two pistols and four locally made guns were recovered from the suspects.
He appealed to the public to disclose information regarding suspicious movements or persons in their environment to enable police to carry out their duties effectively, assuring that information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.