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No fewer than 150 suspects have been arrested in connection with terrorism, kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in Imo State, the police have disclosed.
According to the Commissioner of Police in Imo, Rabiu Hussaini, the suspects were arrested within a period of one year, precisely between January 2021 and January 2022.
He made the disclosure on Friday while briefing the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, who visited the Police Command Headquarters in Owerri, the state capital.
Giving a breakdown of the figure, Hussaini explained that 105 of those apprehended were suspected kidnappers and the remaining 45 were suspected terrorists.
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He admitted that he met a series of security challenges on the ground on his assumption of office to take charge of the command in August last year.
For the police commissioner accused the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for being the wave of insecurity in the State.
He, however, thanked the governor for his support which he said led to the vigorous and aggressive attacks on the terror groups and the decimation of their camps.
Hussaini revealed that the police were collaborating with traditional rulers, youth, and religious leaders, among other stakeholders on community policing.
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