By Augustine Anioke
The Police in Ebonyi State has said that it arrested over 700 suspected criminals in the state within the past nine months.
Within the period under review, the Police equally said it recovered about 59 arms and over 1000 ammunitions from criminals in the state.
It added that the achievements were made possible through strategic synergy, with stakeholders.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Aliyu Garba, stated this in a statement in Abakaliki, the state capital.
He said:”it is pertinent to note that over 700 suspects have been arrested in connection to different heinous crimes perpetrated in the state and conviction of sizable number out of them have been secured.
“I am equally proud to state that numerous dangerous weapons ranging from arms and ammunition have been recovered from the hoodlums and proliferation of same into the state has become a difficult task, as officers and men of the Command are always on red alert to arrest the perpetrators.
“Below are the summary of arms and ammunition recovered from the hand of the hoodlums from January 2021 to date:
“A total of of 59 arms and 1, 196 live ammunition and locally made Improvised Explosive Device; 11 AK-47 rifles; 5 assault rifles; and one GPMG, he said.
The Police also noted that it rescued 5 girls who were abducted in the state and trafficked to neighbouring Ghana.
“About 28 underage children, who were abducted in and out of Ebonyi State were rescued and have been re-united with their families.”, the CP added. Ends