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Breaking : Imo police exhume bodies in forest, arrest five kidnappers 

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The Imo state police command on Monday exhumed  the decomposed bodies of two kidnap victims in a forest in the state. 

A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Henry Okoye, disclosed that the bodies were exhumed by the operatives of the command in a forest between Avu and Ihiagwa in the Owerri west local Government Area of the State. 

Okoye stated that five kidnapped suspects were arrested in relation to the kidnap and killing of the kidnapped victims. 

He gave the names of the suspects as Muazu Awuta, 30, Abdullahi Abubakar, 32, Ozeru Sabo, 25, Saddam Suleiman, 27, and Bashir Yahaya, 28, all of Jau LGA of Jigawa State. 

The statement read “acting on credible intelligence, operatives of the Imo State Police Command 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 29/01/2024 and arrested of 5 suspected kidnappers namely; 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. 

“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.

“On combing the forest, two decomposing unidentified corpses suspected to be kidnapped victims and other items like telephones, wristwatches, shoes, and slippers were recovered. 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.” 

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