Police arrest 46 suspected IPOB militants in Enugu

Police arrest 46 suspected IPOB militants in Enugu
Police arrest 46 suspected IPOB militants in Enugu

Lawal Abubakar, the Commissioner of Police for Enugu State, reports that 46 people have been detained for various crimes in the state between March and April.

They were arrested on multiple charges, including conspiracy, murder, rape/defilement, kidnapping/abduction, armed robbery, illegal possession of guns, theft, vandalism, and cultism.

This is according to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Enugu.

According to the commissioner, the operative successes resulted to the rescue of four kidnapped individuals, the recovery of 25 firearms of varying makes and 31 live ammunition of varying calibres, and the rescue of four hostages.

He added that 53 live cartridges, three automobiles, six tricycles, two motorbikes, and other evidence were also collected.

He praised the support received from security players, which made it possible for the state to accomplish operational breakthroughs.

Mr. Abubakar stated, “I congratulate the command’s efforts to cleanse the state of unrepentant criminals and their operations and urge them to keep up the pace.”

The commissioner urged citizens to be law-abiding, vigilant, and supportive of the police by reporting offenders and their actions to the local police station without delay.

He added that individuals might also contact Command’s emergency hotlines at the following numbers: 08032003703, 08075390883, or 08086671202.

Alternatively, residents could submit emails to contact042ppro@gmail.com and/or report security incidents by downloading the updated NPF Rescue Me App from the Android and iPhone App Stores.

Similarly, the commissioner stated that Onyemaechi Okorie, 19, of Uburu in the Ohaozara council area of Ebonyi, reportedly murdered his coworker on a construction site in Independence Layout, Enugu, on April 27 at approximately 11 p.m.

“New Haven Police Division officers sprang into action and arrested him.

“According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect engaged the dead in a violent fight and used a rod to strike him in the head.

“The victim was rushed to the hospital for treatment, subsequently pronounced dead by the on-duty physicians, and the corpse was placed in the morgue for preservation and autopsy.

“In the meantime, the case has been referred to the State CID in Enugu for investigation and prosecution,” it says.

The commissioner stated that the investigation into other crimes involving cultism and armed robbery had been concluded and that all of the arrested suspects would soon be charged in court.