By Goodluck B. Ikiebe
Acting on credible intelligence, operatives of the Imo State Police Command Special Tactical Unit led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, in synergy with some local hunters stormed a suspected kidnapper’s hideout in a forest between Avu and Ihiagwa, on 29/01/2024.
The operation led to the arrest of five suspected kidnappers namely; 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.
The State PRO, ASP Henry Okoye, says in a statement that the suspects are currently undergoing investigation and have provided useful information to the Police that will lead to the arrest of other syndicates at large.
“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 tests to ascertain the identity of the deceased”.
Five operational motorcycles of the suspected kidnappers were also recovered.
According to Okoye, “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”.