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Police Burst Kidnapper’s Hideout in Imo’s Forest, Arrest 5 Suspects

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By Fidausi Fuseni

The Imo State Police Command says its 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 29th January, 2024 and arrested of 5 suspected kidnappers.

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ASP Okoye Henry, Police Public Relations Officer, Imo State Command made this known in a statement.

He explained that the operation was carried out based on credible intelligence.

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He however identified the name of the suspects as ; 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.

He maintained 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.

ASP Henry revealed that on combing the forest, two decomposing unidentified corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims and other items like telephones, wristwatches, shoes, and slippers were recovered.

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“The command intends to carry out further DNA confirmatory test to ascertain the identity of the deceased. Five operational motorcycles of the suspected kidnappers were also recovered.”

“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.” He added.

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