Rivers’ Police arrest 200 cultists,robbers

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Rivers’ Police arrest 200 cultists,robbers

Ibrahim Idris, Inspector-General of police

The police in Rives have apprehended over 200 suspected cultists, kidnappers and robbers in the state.

The State’s Commissioner of Police Mr. Ahmed Zaki, disclosed this at theweekend, while parading the suspects at the headquarters of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), at Rumukpokwu community in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.

Zaki added that the suspects were arrested by the tactical units of the Command in their raids in Omudioga and Egbeda communities in Emohua council and Omerlu community in Ikwerre council.

The Police Chief noted that the suspects were among the gangs that had been terrorizing communities in the local governments.

Zaki said: “The Police have arrested over 200 suspected kidnappers, cultists and robbers that are terrorizing communities of Ikwerre and Emohua local governments. 10 robbers, who specialise in car snatching, were also among those arrested.

“The Command’s tactical team was said to have invaded criminal hideouts in Omudioga and Egbeda communities of Emohua and Omerlu in Ikwerre during which they 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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