Police arrest armed robbers terrorising communities in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested a group of armed robbers and cultists who have been terrorising communities in Khana Local Government Area of the state, including burgling the residence of army personnel.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko in a statement said the police responded to intelligence reports of the gang’s operations in Gbam-Boue, Kono-Boue communities, and other neighbouring communities and promptly arrested five suspects.

Iringe-Koko, a Superintendent of Police, said items recovered from the gang after searching their houses include five pieces of military camouflage uniform, one pair of camouflage shoes, one military cap, a small bag containing electrical tools, one live AK 47 7.6mm ammunition, one live cartridge, one solar panel, and some electrical wires suspected to have been stolen from one Gift Nuep, an indigene of Uegwere Boue community who is a serving military officer attached to Borno State.

The spokesperson of the command said members of the affected communities have been in a celebratory mood, rejoicing over the arrest of the criminals who had been terrorizing them for over two years.

She said the suspects are now in custody while investigation is ongoing

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