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15 Arrested In Forest, Recover Biafran Currency, Other Items

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15 Arrested In Forest, Recover Biafran Currency, Other Items

The Nigeria Police Force, Imo State command said on Thursday that its operatives arrested 15 suspected terrorists arrested from a forest in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of the state.

Apart from the arrest of the suspects, the police recovered one AK-47 rifle loaded with 21 rounds of live ammunition, charms, one cut-to-size double barrel short gun, four locally made short gun, three rounds of live ammunition, weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa, suspected hard drug substance, one militia camouflage T-Shirt and one Improvised Explosive Device IEDs from the suspects.

Other recoveries were; one Guinea fowl with fetish items on it, one POS device used in extorting money from their potential victims, and various denominations of Biafran currency were recovered.

While parading the suspects, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Aboki Danjuma assured the people of the state and those in diaspora wishing to return home for the yuletide celebration of their maximum safety and security during and after the Christmas seasons.

The CP said that the arrest of the 15 suspects was sequel to a sustained follow-up to the confessions made by a notorious IPOB/ESN suspect arrested a few days back by operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Squad.

He said “The gallant operatives led by CSP Oladimeji Odeyeyiwa tactically maneuvered into the hideouts of the suspected terrorist at Obiangwu and Logara Forest in Ngor-Okpala LGA of Imo State, gave the hoodlums a surprise attack, and forced them to surrender.

“On searching the suspects and their hideout, one AK-47 rifle loaded with 21 rounds of live ammunition, charms, one cut-to-size double barrel short gun, four locally made short gun, three rounds of live ammunition, weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa, suspected hard drug substance, one militia camouflage T-Shirt, one Improvised Explosive Device IEDs, one Guinea fowl with fetish items on it, One POS Device used in extorting money from their potential victims, and various denominations of Biafra currency were recovered.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command assured the good people of Imo State of the Command’s unalloyed determination in ensuring that the entire length and breadth of the State is adequately protected and free from all forms of violent crimes. He beckoned on them to support the Police and other sister security agencies with timely and actionable information that will assist in crusade crime and criminality in the State. For emergency and distress calls the command can be reached via via 08034773600 or 08098880197.”

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