Police Apprehend Five Suspected Kidnappers in Successful Operation in Imo


Operatives of the Imo State Police Command Special Tactical Unit on Monday arrested five suspected kidnappers in their hideout in a forest between Avu and Ihiagwa.

The suspects were arrested through the joint effort of the Unit headed by the Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma in collaboration with some hunters in the area.

In a statement released on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Okoye Henry, those arrested were Muazu Awuta, 30 ‘m’ yrs, Abdullahi Abubakar, ‘m’ 32yrs, Ozeru Sabo ‘m’ 25yrs, Saddam Suleiman, ‘m’ 27yrs, Bashir Yahaya, ‘m’, 28yrs all of Jau LGA of Jigawa State.

According to the statement, the suspects are being investigated and relevant information provided to the police which would lead to the arrest of other syndicates at large.

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The statement reads, “On combing the forest, two decomposing unidentified corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims and other items like telephones, wristwatches, shoes, and slippers were recovered. The command intends to carry out further DNA confirmatory test to ascertain the identity of the deceased. Five operational motorcycles of the suspected kidnappers were also recovered.

“Intense operation is still ongoing in the forest and other identified black spots with the aim of stamping out all forms of crime and criminality in the State.”

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