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Police Arrest 10 Suspects,Destroy Suspected Kidnappers Camp

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The Rivers State Police Command, on Saturday, 6th January, arrested 10 suspected kidnappers in its efforts to ensure safety of road users,resident and visitors in all parts of the state.

The operation led by the Commissioner of Police,CP Olatunji Disu accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations,DCP Adepoju Olugbenga,some Area Commanders,heads of tactical units,Divisional Police officers(DPOs),officers of the command combed the vast bush and its environs behind the Adokiye-Amiesimaka Stadium at Igwuruta,Ikwerre local Government Area where kidnappers terrorizing ObiriIkwerre-Airport are suspected to be hibernating.

During the raid,about ten suspects were arrested and more than 12 make shift tents in camps abandoned by suspected kidnappers destroyed.

In an interview with Journalists, DCP,Adepoju Olugbenga, said that it was a routine exercise, adding that the Police mostly go to vulnerable points,where there are issues of hoodlums trying to disturb the peace of the place .

He said it was observed that within the period there were issues of hoodlums trying to ambush people going to and from the Airport.

The DC Operation also revealed that the Command has deployed a lot of personnel in that axis .

He explained that as part of the routine exercise as directed by Commissioner of Police,CP Olatunji Disu to ensure that Rivers state command is free of crime and criminality,the CP led the team to the place and distributed everyone to every angle of the bush .

“Behind the Adokiye-Amasemaka stadium,there are abandoned buildings, buildings under construction and good roads which makes it a good area for criminals to hibernate”,DCP Olugbenga revealed.

The head of operation stated that, from intelligence,some criminals come from there to cause havoc along ObiriIkwerre -Airport road.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police also disclosed that some camps where there are shanties abandoned by suspected kidnappers were also destroyed.

“There is special concentration on the airport axis because of its importance to the state and the Police cannot allow criminal activities to thrive there or any other part of the state”,DCP Olugbenga noted.

He assured that the Rivers state Police command would continue to comb the place and other places where criminals are hibernating to ensure people of Rivers state sleep with their two eyes closed .

He equally called on the public to assist the Police with useful information that can lead to identification and dislodging of criminal hideout.

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