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Imo Police Arrest suspected terrorist, recover arms and ammunition

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Operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a suspected terrorist, Chidebere Nwuzor, 38, of Amauzu, Aboh Mbaise Local Council of the state.

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Operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a suspected terrorist, Chidebere Nwuzor, 38, of Amauzu, Aboh Mbaise Local Council of the state.

Spokesperson for the Command, Henry Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement, said operatives received credible information, stormed Nwuzor’s hideout and arrested him after a fierce gun duel.

According to Okoye, the suspect was arrested with sustained gunshot injuries, while some arms and ammunition were recovered from him.

He said the suspect has been on the wanted list with his cohorts over commission of some alleged criminal offences.

Okoye, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) said the suspect was one of the syndicates responsible for enforcing sit-at-home order alongside other suspected terrorists in the state like, “Ebube Virus” and Ishaka, earlier killed last December.

He added that Nwuzor has admitted leading an operation that killed a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahiazu Mbaise and an Inspector of Police last November, at a filling station.

The command’s spokesperson said the suspect was assisting the operatives in the investigation and further arrests of other suspects, disclosing that he would face the full weight of the law after the investigation.

He said: “This operational feat, amongst many others underscores the Command’s unalloyed determination to put an end to all forms of violent crimes in the state.

“The Commissioner of Police, Aboki Danjuma, has commended the operatives for the arrest, assuring the people of the resolve of the command, to clamp down all criminal elements terrorising the law-abiding residents in all nooks and crannies of the state.

He appealed for support and cooperation in supplying credible information.

MEANWHILE, CP Danjuma has directed deployment of Police personnel to Mosques, businesses and other critical areas to ensure security across the 27 Local Councils of Imo State, during the Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.

He also directed all the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Team Commanders to ensure policing security, visibility and intelligence-led operations to the criminal hideouts, warning that any breach of peace within their areas of operation would not be tolerated.

Spokesperson for the command, Henry Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, extended CP’s felicitation with the Muslims during the celebration.

He called for peace, love for one another, happiness, extension of helping hands and orderly celebrations.

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