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Delta Police Respond to Alleged Kidnapping Crisis in Agbor Region

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The Delta State Police Command says it is aware of a viral video, making circulation on social media, posted by Mr. Benjamin Samuel, the commander of the Owa-Ekei Vigilante group.

SP Edafe Bright Delta Police Command Spokesperson made the disclosure in a statement.

According to him, the video alleges the emergence of a kidnapping ring causing distress in the Agbor region of Delta State, claiming the abduction of fifteen individuals and the tragic death of fourteen in the area.

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“The Command wishes to debunk the narrative and urge the public to disregard the video and the false message therein.

“Upon validating the falsehood of the said narrative, the CP directed that the said vigilante commander be invited for questioning.” He said

He revealed that preliminary investigation revealed that the incidents as narrated by the said Benjamin Samuel were false.

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Apparently, he maintained that it was established that he told these untrue stories based on what he was told without clarification which eventually misled members of the public and further instilled fear in the hearts of the good people of Delta State.

He noted that though his claim regarding the kidnapping and murder of one of his members is true, blowing it out of proportion by exaggerating the number is unacceptable.

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SP Edafe added that the CP appealed to members of the public, particularly indigenes of Ika Kingdom, to remain calm as he assured them that under his watch, the command would do everything possible to safeguard the lives and properties of all Deltans. He further added that he has tasked officers and men of the command to boost the security architecture of the State.

Conclusively, the CP warns everyone who engages in circulating false stories capable of upsetting the security of the state, that the command will move against them and ensure that they are brought to book.

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Nonetheless, the public is urged to remain vigilant and to notify the police of any suspicious activity, person or movement in their environment.


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