The Police Command in Delta on Monday said that no fewer than 91 kidnappers and armed robbery suspects were killed by the police between January 2012 to Jan. 5, 2013.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikechukwu Aduba, gave the figure to newsmen in Asaba on Monday.
?He said that though the state was a flash point for criminals, the security agencies were ready to combat the criminals.
He warned the criminals to turn a new leave because there would be no hiding place for them this New Year.
According to him, the command arrested 473 suspected robbers and kidnappers, killed 91, injured six and recovered 212 arms and 8, 158 ammunition.
“We also recued 82 kidnapped victims, recovered 76 vehicles and 19 motorcycles in the year under review,’’ Aduba said.
He called for more support from the general public, traditional rulers and parents, adding that the police would need information to serve the people better.
?The commissioner urged the people to report persons of questionable characters, and attributed the success recorded by the command in the past year to intelligence gathering.
?“Just last Friday, Jan. 4, the police gun down three armed kidnappers at a gun battles and arrested three kidnap suspects in Abraka, over the kidnap of one Sir Martins Denedo, an accountant with the Delta State University (DELSU).
He assured investors and the entire people of the state of their safety in the New Year.