IGP Team In Rivers Bursts Criminal Hideouts, Arrests 12 Suspects

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Ibrahim Idris
Ibrahim Idris

Operatives of the Inspector-General Police, IGP, Monitoring Unit and its Police Intelligence Unit, have burst criminal havens in Rivers State and arrested no fewer than 12 suspects terrorising parts of the state.

 

The IGP team had invaded a hideout where a robbery gang operates in Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area of the state and arrested seven suspects.

 

However, the Police Intelligence Unit had also arrested five robbery suspects following an attack on the property of the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority in Isiokpo in Ikwerre local government area of the state.

 

Parading the suspects Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, Mr Benneth Igwe, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, in-charge of the IGP team, said the team got information of the hideout through its intelligence network.

 

He noted that the bandits had engaged the police in a gun battle, adding that police overpowered the criminals and apprehended the suspects.

 

He said, “During the exchange of gun battle, the armed robbers were humbled by the superior fire power of the men of the unit, and seven of the robbers were arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds.”

 

Igwe said that one Pump Action gun and locally made pistol were recovered from the hoodlums, noting that investigations are ongoing to apprehend other members of the gang.