bandits in Ebonyi
The South-East Security outfit codenamed “Ebubeagu” in Ebonyi State, in collaboration with the police have arrested 38 suspected bandits in the state.
37 of the suspects were arrested in Agubia axis of Ikwo local government Area of the State while allegedly plotting to attack some security and other government facilities in the state.
The suspects were arrested during a joint operation coordinated by the Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Stanley Okoro Emegha and the Ikwo Local Government Council Chairman, Steve Orogwu and the Ikwo Divisional Police Officer, (DPO).
The Commissioner confirmed the arrest in Abakaliki.
According to him, the suspects were arrested following a tip-off that they were about to attack police stations in the area and set ablaze some of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices and some Courts in the Local Government Area.
Emegha said that the suspects came into the state from different parts of southeast to carry out the operation while others also came from the different local government areas of Ebonyi State.
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