Ugo Nosiri, Owerri
The Imo State Police command says it has arrested 5 suspected kidnappers, when its operatives in synergy with some local hunters stormed a suspected kidnappers’ hideout in a forest between Avu and Ihiagwa.
The suspects 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, are currently undergoing investigation and have provided useful information to the Police that will lead to the arrest of other syndicates at large.
In a statement signed by the force Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Henry Okoye two decomposing unidentified corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims, telephones, wristwatches, shoes, and slippers and five operational motorcycles of the suspected kidnappers were recovered.
The statement notes that the command intends to carry out further DNA confirmatory tests to ascertain the identity of the deceased.
According to the PPRO, 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.