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Rivers State Police Apprehend Over 200 Crime Suspects



Rivers State Police operatives have arrested over 200 suspected kidnappers, cultists and robbers in the state.

The state’s Commisioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Zaki, has disclosed this over the weekend, as the suspects were being paraded at the headquarters of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, at Rumukpokwu community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area

Zaki said the suspects were arrested by the tactical units of the Command while they raided Omudioga and Egbeda communities in Emohua council and Omerlu community in Ikwerre council.

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Zaki added that arms and ammunition were also recovered from the suspects.

According to Zaki, “The Police have arrested over 200 suspected kidnappers, cultists and robbers that are terrorising communities of Ikwerre and Emohua local governments. 10 robbers, who specialise in car snatching, were also arrested. “The Command’s tactical team invaded criminal hideouts in Omudioga and Egbeda communities of Emohua and Omerlu in Ikwerre and apprehended the suspects. “Arms and ammunition recovered in the raid included four AK-47 rifles, five English-made pistols, 20 locally-made pistols, 146 of 7.4mm cartridges, 300 live cartridges, 10 magazines, two chemical sprays and charms used by the criminals in their operations.”


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