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IPOB: 10 Arrested Over Killing Of Security Operatives In Akwa Ibom

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10 men have been arrested in Essien Udim LGA, Akwa Ibom State, in connection with the killing of security operatives and burning of police facilities in the last few months in the state.

Naija News reports that the arrest was carried out by operatives of the Joint Task Force (JTF) who raided Ntak Ikot Akpan, Abama, communities and Ikot Ekpene and Obot Akara council areas of Akwa Ibom.

The JTF comprised of men of the Nigerian Army, the Police, the Directorate of the State Security Service, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.

Confirming the operation, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme, said items recovered include AK-47 rifles, vehicles, cartridges, and cash amongst other things.

Speaking in a press release on Wednesday in Uyo, the CP said, the arrested men were “directly linked” to the killings of security personnel and destruction of property.

“Items recovered include one grey coloured Toyota Hilux with Reg. No. ENU 762 YJ; one white and ash coloured Mitsubishi bus with Reg. No. XE 276 ABA; one white-coloured Sino Truck with Reg. No. SSM 505 ZR and one blue Toyota Corolla with Reg. No. GWA 955 BF

“Others include, four motorcycles, four AK 47 Rifles, four G3 rifles, eight dane guns, three riot guns, 28 AK-47 magazines, two G3 magazines and 654 rounds of ammunition among others”.